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e bay." we're going to be back at 7:25 with a live local break. >> banana bread, time to try that out. we'll see you tm. good morning. good morning. good morning. looking for revenge? disturbing reports that gang leaders have summoned armed reinforcements to waco, texas to confront police and carry on their showdown with rival biker gangs on the heels of that huge brawl to led to nine deaths and 170 arrests. are things about to get even worse? why so long? the state department now says it will take until early next year to release those e-mails. then secretary of state clinton kept on a private server. will it affect her campaign? chilling twist. sources telling nbc news the washington, d.c. family murdered inside their home was held captive overnight before they were killed. and this morning police believe there was more than one person
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involved. the motive still a mystery. and on the road again. >> it's day three of my red nose bike challenge ride from boston to new york. i think the tough tessest day is behind me. i'm on the north fork of long island but is today iffy weather, "today," tuesday, may 19, 2015. >> announcer: live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everyone. welcome to today on a tuesday morning. we've got willie just sitting here while matt pedals and pedals trying to get to studio 1a. >> pedaling through the raindrops. >> this is day through. how is the red "behind"? >> hello? >> hey, now. >> willie, don't be afraid to jump out of the chair and jump on a bike. okay?
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>> i'm joining you, matt, later. >> good. good. looking forward to that. it is day three. yesterday, i'll be honest with you, was very, very difficult. it is a lot flatter where i am today. but as you can see, the rain is falling. it is supposed to rain for the next several hours so we're going to get wet and sore today but it is all for a great cause. >> and it is a beautiful ride along the north fork. natalie has pointed out, there are plenty of vineyards along the way if you need to stop. >> exactly. i'll be making some lunch stops. maybe two or three of them. >> see you in just a little bit. let's get to today's top story. things could go from bad to worse in waco, texas. this morning there is new fallout from that vicious shoot-out between rival biker gangs and growing fears of revenge attacks including on police. nbc's miguel almaguer has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. this texas restaurant, the twin peaks, is still considered a crime scene today. investigators are cataloging
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more than 100 weapons, everything from guns to clubs to knives were recovered here. now investigators say their officers may be targets from gang members. this morning, texas police are on alert following multiple reports not yet confirmed by nbc news that biker gangs have been ordered to shoot and kill uniformed officers. >> we won't talk about what we're doing. we'll just say that we are prepared and able to handle any threat that comes towards us. >> reporter: now comes the warning that members of the bandidos and cossacks motorcycle gang have been instructed to recall a themselves and head to texas. it is all believed to be retaliation following a gruesome lunch time brawl that left nine dead, 18 wounded, and 170 suspects jailed. the suspects all said to be members of rival motorcycle gangs have been charged with engaging in organized crime. j.dobbins, a retired special agent who went deep undercover to infiltrate the hell's angels
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says the bloodbath like sunday's is destined to happen when five motorcycle gangs cross paths. >> it's all about colors and how they look and where you're at and do you have permission to be there. it's a nasty, dirty vomit-covered existence. >> reporter: with each of the suspects held on $1 million bond, sunday's showdown was said to involve a rumble with the cossacks who often battle with the bandidos over turf in texas. the hell's angels are notorious, the pagans thrive in the east, gangs can number in the thousands. >> it is about money. it is about control. you probably haven't seen the end of it. >> reporter: in fact, police say their officers are now going to be targets from the gang members so they're on heightened alert. as for the business owner here, he says despite what police say, he has been working with authorities on security here at this facility and said he had
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previous luncheons here and never had any issues. >> meantime, you are talking about 170 arrests, how are police handling that? >> reporter: yeah, savannah. police say they had so many suspects, they were actually taken to the convention center to start being processed. at the county jail though, they say they have plenty of room for anyone who wants to come into this city and start trouble. savannah, back to you. >> thank you. the state department now says it needs until early next year before it will be ready to release thousands of e-mails that former secretary of state hillary clinton stored on a private server. what's taking so long? nbc news white house correspondent kristin welker is in this iowa where clinton is wrapping up a two-day campaign tour. kristin, good morning. >> reporter: willie, good morning to you. hillary clinton will meet with business leaders here later on today but you're right, it's coming as we are learning that it could take the state department until january of 2016 to review and release more than 50,000 pages of her e-mails
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saying that it is an incredibly labor intensive process. but all of this is re-igniting the controversy over her use of a private e-mail account while serving as secretary of state. hillary clinton is trying to get up close and personal with iowa's voters. >> i don't want this election to be about me. i want it to be about us. >> reporter: but this morning, new criticism over lingering issues, including her use of a personal e-mail account while serving as secretary of state. chris christie slammed her late monday. >> i think the server at home business is just absolutely incredible that you would be secretary of state and be working with a private e-mail, then be deleting and destroying that stuff is just incredible to me. >> reporter: this comes after clinton disclosed she and bill raked in $30 million over the past 16 months, mostly through paid speeches. gop rivals now pouncing on the huge payday. >> are you satisfied secretary
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clinton has been transparent enough? >> she hasn't been particularly transparent on a lot of things, everything from her e-mail accounts to her work as secretary of state. >>orter: clinton campaign officials have denied any ethical wrongdoing and argue her policies favor the working class, a point she's trying to sell here. >> there's something wrong when the average american ceo makes 300 times more than the typical american worker. >> reporter: but clinton is keeping her distance from the press, a i voidvoiding questions for the past three weeks. >> the question is about why clinton doesn't take questions. >> reporter: now so far, clinton campaign officials haven't reacted to the timing of the release of those e-mails, but if they aren't released until next january, that will be just days before the all-important iowa caucuses. as for this week, hillary clinton will wrap up here in iowa, then she heads to new hampshire in just a few days. willie, savannah, back to you. >> kristin welker, thank you.
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new information this morning on this deadly amtrak derailment in philadelphia. the fbi is ruling out a theory that it was a bullet that struck the left side of the train's windshield but the ntsb is still considering whether another projectile such as a rock may have fractured it, possibly disorienting the engineer who was new to that route. >> why the train accelerated in the final minute before derailing remains the primary focus of the investigation. was it human error or mechanical failure? meantime, amtrak implemented new government mandated safety upgrades ahead of monday's return to full service in the northeast corridor. among them, an automatic braking system and a new speed limit along the curve where last week's crash took place. meantime, turning to natalie with the top stories of the morning, including the big story overseas in iraq. >> isis militants have been searching door to door for policemen and pro-government fighters after capturing the iraqi raek citycity of ramadi. 500 civilians and soldiers have died in the killing rampage
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since friday. shiite militia men are preparing for an assault to try to re-take the city but the obama administration is concerned that shiite fighters in a sunni-dominated region could spark sectarian bloodshed. federal authorities say three baggage handlers in oakland, california used their airport security badges to help them smuggle suitcases packed full of marijuana past screening areas. officials say the baggage handlers would then hand off the luggage to passengers waiting to board planes who would then transport the drugs as carry-on items throughout the country. in all, 14 people have been arrested and charged in the case. an army captain is being called a hero this morning after dramatic new video shows a car crash in north carolina that set off a ball of flames and a desperate scramble to rescue those trapped inside. cell phone video captures the aftermath of a fiery crash.
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smoke billowing after a silver suv slammed into a red sedan leaving three people trapped inside. >> they were trapped in there. windows were up, the doors were locked. >> reporter: what followed was even more shocking. after break being the windshield with a fire extinguisher, a man is seen carrying the driver of the red sedan to safety. this man lives nearby and captured the chaotic scene. >> it's the army guy. steve. quite a hero. >> reporter: the hero, off-duty army captain on his way to the mall with his girlfriend when he saw the crash. >> i picked him up and took him to safety. the officer was still there trying to free the other woman. >> reporter: even wearing a "captain america" shirt at the time of the rescue, he says he doesn't want to be known as a hero. >> we are all called to do whatever we have to do. today i was called to be there at that spot at that time. >> still, we'll call him our captain america today. miraculously, all three involved
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in the crash suffered non-life threatening injuries. the driver of the suv's charged with traveling left of center. surveillance video captured the frightening moments when a wind gust toppled a brick wall in china on sunday. watch the right of your screen right now. the wall comes down without any warning there as you saw. two people were killed and seven others injured. six of them are now in good condition. and proof this morning that you should never give up in life, even when the wheels are coming off literally. take a look. this is a video from a rally car race in poland. at one point in the middle of the race the car's steering wheel suddenly popped off right into the driver's hand. that's not going to do him any good! it took him a few seconds to figure out what to do next. the steering wheel wouldn't go back on but he kept cool under pressure. he manages to finish the race using only the metal hub of the wheel. genius. unknown what place they came in but i think you could certainly
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put them up there in first for moxi and innovative thinking. >> how about during the race when his co-pilot said, hey, what are these three screws for? we've got a lot of rain and wild weather in texas right now. look at what's going on. this is yesterday. they got four to six inches of hail all falling there causing big problems on the roads. dented cars causing trouble. right now we've got major -- look at the size of that hail. major storms going on. down in san angelo, texas, we've got a flash flood warning in effect. heavy thunderstorms are rumbling toward dallas. heavy rain through denver. but then in the west, they've got snow. we'll talk about that in the next half-hour. flash flood watches and flood watches are in effect. in fact, so much rain for may,
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oklahoma city so far for may, almost 13 inches of rain. normally they get 2 1/2 inches lubbock, texas, they've had more than seven inches of rain. even dallas which has been in severe drought. for may, 6 1/3 inches. normally 2.8. some areas may pick up another five to eight inches in the next 24 hours. we'll get to you're local forecast in the next 30 seconds. i do notice that sometimes i eat better than her. i get my healthy bowl of beneful, and she eats a cheese stick and a cracker. that's what she ate last night. cheese stick and a cracker. can you believe what some people put in their bodies? (vo) beneful original is a healthy blend... ...your dog will love. with whole grains real beef and accents of vegetables. beneful. healthy with a side of happy.
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. i'm meteorologist christina loren. cloudy sky over pacifica. same cloudy sky over the bay area. the clouds will clear between 12:00 and 2:00. leaving us with a lot of sunshine today. temperatures are cooler. 65 on the peninsula for today. 60 in san francisco. mean why, low 70s in the north bay where we typically hit 70s this time of year. next couple of days soupy. showers thursday into friday. i gave him yesterday was wrong, but unfortunately -- no. i wanted it to be wrong. but unfortunately it's not. >> it's a little bit damp out there in the north fork of long island as matt makes his way west on tour de red nose. >> he is reaching along the end of long island. hey, matt. good morning again. >> good morning again. i'm here at sep's farm stand on the north fork of long island. and even in the few minutes since we left you, the rain has
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picked up considerably. so we're going to get extremely wet, but look at all the beautiful produce. you know what they say. may rains bring great asparagus. yeah. it's day three. we're going to be dealing with the elements a lot today. yesterday was a very different story. it started out cool and foggy then turned into one of the most spectacular cycling days you could imagine. i had a chance to see some of the most beautiful parts of rhode island and connecticut. take a look. day two breakfast of champions. peanut butter and jelly. it was an early monday morning start to the tour de red nose. >> day two of matt's 226-mile charity bike ride. >> reporter: this is the day i've been training for for two months. a punishing route. 59 miles of hills and bumpy back roads. this hill is no joke. and 26 miles in, some wildlife.
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>> i'm the deer that matt lauer almost mowed over in 2009. all right, lauer. i've been after you since 2009. look at the legs on you. jeez. >> reporter: look at the legs on you. hello. >> i know. >> reporter: i love you, meredith. take care. the red nose day cheering section stretching from rhode island -- you came out of school for this? is that why you like me because you get out of school is that it? >> red nose day! >> reporter: to connecticut. ellen degeneres is behind me. that's the scariest thought all day. >> go, matt, go! >> reporter: a whale of a welcome from some new friends in mystic. that's the first one of those i've seen along the road. and finally finish line number two.
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new london, connecticut. everything they say about the hills in connecticut. those are some serious hills. and i wish i could tell you those hills didn't take anything out of me. someone asked me this morning where are you, how do you feel? i said i'm a six out of a hundred. it was a tough day. but we're starting this morning with the sep family here on route 25 in long island on the north fork and we've got about 57 miles to go today. hopefully, al, you'll make some of this go away at least for a portion of the ride? >> yeah. you're going to be in and out of it. we're going to put the radar up so we can track you and make sure you're okay. >> all right. just let me know if there's any thunder and lightning in this rain. >> you got it. nothing right now. >> all right, cool. we're going to hit the road again. sep's, thank you for the nice sendoff. we'll see you down the road. >> could you grab a radish?
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oh. all right, matt. thank you so much. we will check in with matt all through the morning. by the way, this is all for a good cause. it's for red nose day. this campaign you can find out more about it on if you text "today" to 80077 you can make a $10 donation right now. it will all help children in poverty. it leads up to the nbc special thursday night. >> we'll track matt all morning for you. tamron is in for carson as he gets ready for tonight's finale of "the voice." a first, i understand, for the president of the united states? >> that's right. good morning, everyone. you assume the president is the officially the member of the twitter verse. the first lady has nearly 2 million followers. but until monday, the president did not have his own official twitter account. so now tweets from @potus will come directly from president obama himself. a huge hit as you can imagine.
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it was trending as soon as he sent out this tweet. hello twitter. it's barack. really. six years in and they're finally giving me my own account. you can imagine instant success and instant followers there. let me swipe this here. there you go. bill clinton sent out a tweet to the president. welcome to twitter. one question, does that user name stay with the office? #askingforafriend. president obama replied saying good question. the handle comes with the house. know anyone interested in @flotus? it kept going. and nearly every chicago sports team which i think will make it controversial. nearly? not all chicago sports teams? what's up with that? where's jeff rossen? >> tamron, thank you. is it just me or do we have two presidents flirting on twitter? >> kind of cute. coming up, the intense hunt
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for whoever killed a family in their washington, d.c. home after holding them captive overnight. why police now believe there was more than one person involved. plus an undercover rossen reports investigation in the wake of dangerous parasailing accidents including what our safety expert called the most frightening thing he's seen in his career. but first this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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from a real place. that's how we're working to bring out the best. good morning. i'm lawyer i'm laura garcia-cannon. it happened at a auto detailing shop. no one was injured. as you can see from the chopper video, flames destroyed a large portion of the building. firefighters say toxic chemicals contaminated the water used to put out the flames. 90 pound mountain lion is back that wandered into a neighborhood yesterday. rangers tranquilized and rereleased the big cat. a neighbor fired a warning shot into the ground which is illegal. that person may still face charges. happening today, santa clara county supervisors will meet this morning to consider
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snuffing out cigarette sales for anyone under 21. the ordinance would raise the minimum age for all tobacco and e-cigarette sales and only affect unincorporated parts of the county. that amounts to 25 stores. a final vote won't happen until next month. let's see whap what's happening in the weather department. >> good morning, laura. good morning to you at home. i want to start with this live picture of san jose. cloudy sky. as we head throughout the day, that cloud deck will gradually break apart. let the sunshine through. temperatures will be on the cool side. 65 on the peninsula today. 62 for the east bay. 71 degrees out in wine country. weather headlines tell the story. more afternoon sunshine today than what we've experienced yesterday. showers are actually expected thursday and friday. and then we're going to warm you up as we get into your all important holiday weekend. temperature trend works like this. staying steady. mid 60s coming your way. low 70s in the south bay. low 60s for san francisco. here's mike and your drive. >> we're looking over towards the san mateo bridge westbound has been a struggle from time to
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time. traffic has continued to move slowly over the last few minutes from hayward over to the peninsula side. let's show you the map. we see the slowdown on the hayward side and the peninsula side. high rise actually moves well. dumbarton bridge picking up the volume over the last 20 minutes. travel west over menlo park and over there. smooth drive off the walnut creek interchange. the south bay now really kicking in from 101 and 85 through san jose. back to you. >> we'll be back in half an hour for another local news update. have a great tuesday morning.
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7:30 now on this tuesday morning. it's the 19th of may 2015. there is matt. we've got to give him an applause because the rain is really coming down now. he's biking through the east end of long island. this is day three of his epic 226-mile bike journey from boston all the way to new york. it is not a pleasant situation out there. but he is fighting the good fight. >> the good news is this is the heaviest he'll be through today. and then it's kind of scattered after that. and then the next couple of days he's in great shape. >> we'll keep checking in on him. remember it's all for a good cause. good for him.
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>> some real rain out there this morning. let's turn to what's making headlines this morning. police in texas on alert in the wake of that deadly biker shootout at a restaurant in waco. officials say they've received threats from several motorcycle gangs and are concerned that more members could now be heading to the area. investigators looking into the large crack in the windshield of the amtrak train that derailed in philly determined that crack was not caused by a gunshot. the ntsb is working to see if something else may have been thrown at e the train. and new storms expected in texas today on the heels of this massive hailstorm. some the siess of tennis balls. it was so intense at one point it created almost whiteout-like conditions for drivers. but we begin this half hour with the murder mystery in the nation's capital. we've been following a family found dead inside their burning mansion. peter alexander has the latest clues in the investigation. peter, good morning. >> reporter: hey, willie. good morning to you. this morning with funerals now being planned for those four
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victims, sources tell our washington station wrc that investigators believe more than one person was likely involved in the awful murders of the wealthy savopoulos family and their housekeeper. sources say it's likely the killers also had knowledge of the family how they lived their day-to-day lives. there was no sign of forced entry at the home. chilling new details of what investigators believe happened inside that washington, d.c. mansion. sources telling nbc station wrc savvas savopoulos his wife child, and housekeeper were kept overnight. this as we're now hearing from a second housekeeper who may having among the last people contacted by them. >> there was a very lovely family. very nice family.
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>> reporter: nelly who asked that her face not be shown said mr. solve of louse left a voice message the night before the fire and to contact figueroa's husband. >> it said i hope you can get this message. my wife sick. my son is sick. and vera offered to stay overnight but her phone is dead. >> reporter: nelly didn't get the message until the next day. so at 9:30 thursday morning, nelly said figueroa's husband showed up at the house. his wife had never stayed overnight with the family before. nelly says the husband pounded on the doors even going to the back of the house. no one answered but then his phone rang. a call from mr. savopoulos apparently inside the house. >> and told him oh i forgot to call you last night but vera's okay. and he said well but i'm here in front of your house can i talk to me wife.
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he said oh she's not here. >> reporter: minutes later, 9:57 a.m. nelly says she received a text from mrs. savopoulos. i'm making sure that you don't come to work today, it read. still unclear, the motive for the vicious crime. officials tell wrc that mr. savopoulos eventually gave the killers what they were looking for. the best clue this grain we surveillance video showing a person of interest who authorities believe may have driven off with the family's porsche later found torched. a manhunt and mystery casting a shadow over the nation's capital. investigators here in washington have already said at least three of the four victims appeared to have been beaten or stabbed before the fire. nbc news has not been able to reach mr. figueroa and police have not yet commented on the timeline. back to you. >> devastating story. peter alexander in d.c. thank you. we'll shift gears now and get a check of the weather from al. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by
7:35 am >> speaking of shifting gears, let's find out what weather our good buddy matt's going to have as he continues for tomorrow. you can see the tour de red nose is going to have fairly decent weather with temperatures in the 60s as he heads towards flushing meadows. just through the rain today. better tomorrow. out in the plains and rockies, cooler temperatures. denver today, 46. that's more like mid-february. dodge city 55. this vigorous storm system coming out of texas which is going to cause all the flooding down in texas and oklahoma it's going to cause snow up in the rockies. some areas may pick up upwards of 6 to 9 inches around denver and aspen. also rainfall amounts, another 3 to 5 inches oklahoma city down in between where they have heavy rain in northern that's what's going on around the countr 7:35. good tuesday morning to you.
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i'm meteorologist christina loren. cool tuesday ahead. lots of low cloud cover across the board. temperatures are going to stay put from yesterday's highs. 65 degrees on the peninsula. 62 for the east bay today. 71 degrees out in the tri-valley. staying steady for your tuesday basically a repeat performance on tap. same for wednesday. showers expected meanwhile thursday and friday. light. nothing heavy. we have a warmer holiday weekend coming your way and more sunshine as well. >> and don't forget. get the weather any time you need it on weather channel on cable and online. coming up would you know what to do? the man who stayed cool under pressure when confronted by a massive bear. and coming up next an undercover rossen reports on the dangers of parasailing. what we found that even panicked our experts. but first these messages.
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we're back at 7:40. there's matt on his way from eastern long island slogging through the rain this morning as he continues his red rose ride for charity. you know the music. that means it's rossen reports time. this morning vacation undercover. you may be tempted when you go on vacation to try parasailing. it looks beautiful. how safe are you when you go so high up? "today's" correspondent jeff rossen and his team went to find out. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. you go parasailing? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: and willie yes. big man on campus there. it is scary. but floating over the ocean looking beautiful. but now the ntsb calling it risky. only three states have regulations which means in most places you're on your own up there and the accidents are frightening caught on camera. we're going undercover checking out parasailing companies. one gets so dangerous even our
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veteran expert is panicked. we're taking a ride. >> wow. this is so cool. >> reporter: our rossen reports producers josh and lindsey strapping in and soaring up. >> that is crazy. >> reporter: way up. look parasailing is fun. after all look at these views. but in an instant -- >> let go! >> reporter: -- it can get out of control. a gust of wind slams this 6-year-old boy into a hotel balcony. incredibly he survived. a cell phone camera rolling again when the rope on this parasail snaps in florida. two teenage girls hurling into the side of a building crash landing onto cars below. they were both critically injured. so our team is hitting the beach posing as tourists. in florida where there are
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regulations, great news. we take several rides and all safety procedures are followed. >> wow. >> reporter: but in cancun where americans flock to parasail we spot trouble immediately. there are safety regulations here too, but on this boat no safety briefing whatsoever. >> we are parasailing and he didn't ask a thing. we are in the air right now. >> barely even spoke to us. >> i don't know if this is right. i don't know how high we're going. and i sure don't know what to do if there's an emergency. >> reporter: watching it all from the beach below, parasailing safety expert. >> if you're on the boat and they do not give you a safety briefing leave that boat right away. >> reporter: then mark notices another red flag. they're flying way too high. he says you should never get above 400 feet. too much wind and no one can hear you. >> let's see what they would do if we started screaming. >> hey!
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let us down! >> hey, we want to come down! >> didn't hear us at all. >> reporter: when they land i had some questions for the operator. jeff rossen nbc news. did you give them a safety briefing? >> they didn't look nervous. >> reporter: but hang onto your harness. >> time to go. >> reporter: this next ride is the scariest of all. some of these harnesses have worn down frayed edges coming apart here. the operator says they don't use that one. but what happened next was about to scare everyone. >> look at how close we are to this hotel. you can't tell me if a gust of wind caught this right now it couldn't easily fling us into the side of that like all the videos we've seen. >> i mean we're practically over the beach right now. >> watching that right was the most frightening thing i've seen in my career. if the rope had broke or the engine stalled, they would have flown into the building. they could have died.
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>> reporter: just as disturbing what's happening on the boat. these employees are barely paying any attention. one is texting. the other is drinking water. as you can see, they're just chatting. they're barely even looking up. time to reveal ourselves. we work for nbc news. they were really high and our expert who's watching from the beach says they were very close to those buildings. dangerously close. >> no no it's not. >> reporter: you guys were talking. he was texting. who was watching them? >> the captain is the boss. >> reporter: he was looking straight ahead a lot. he was on his phone too. >> we have experience. we hear the motor. we hear everything. don't need to watch. >> reporter: don't need to watch? experts say that's what can lead to extreme accidents like this. so hard to watch. this morning our investigation already getting results. because of our story, that last company will now ban workers from using cell phones period. no more texting when people are up starting today they can't
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even bring their phones on board. no one is saying don't go parasailing, but experts say it's simple. no safety briefing get off the boat. if the harnesses look worn get off the boat. >> did you go up? >> i did not. i am a wimp. i'll do a lot of things for this show, but i won't go up. >> so you're perkins to their fowler. >> i like how you pointed out the frayed harnesses, bye guys. >> good luck with that. >> thanks jeff. coming up on "trending," what did you think of the series finale? what jon hamm is saying about the end of "mad men." >> i haven't watched it on dvr yet. and up next we've got join red nose day, a national event to help lift children out of poverty.
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meghan trainor friday on "today." >> yeah. we can't wait. >> excited about that. right now, though it is graduation season. a lot of celebrities giving commencement speeches. tamron one from stephen colbert getting a lot of attention today. >> and you know he just brought it down. that's right. the comedian addressed the graduating class at wake forest
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university monday. killed it there. and his funny farewell included talk of his new job as late show host and a certain viral sensation that none of us will forget. >> you all showed up in the same outfit. really. even all the accessories are the same. everyone has a black and gold tassel or is it blue and white? grandparents, just know this was the issue that divided a generation. you had the vietnam war. your grandchildren had an ambiguously colored tumblr post. >> there you have it the infamous or famous address he was referred to there. grandparents beware. a lot of commencement speakers coming up. jon bon jovi robert redford just to name a few. and coming up in "trending," do
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you need to wash new clothes before wearing them? what a question. and -- >> that's what's dividing us today. >> i can't believe there's a divide. we'll talk about that. this man's ferocious roar was enough to scare away a bear. you probably shouldn't try this at home. he did, it worked. we'll talk about it. >> wow. >> tamron thank you. >> busy "trending" coming up. >> it is. coming up matt meets up with one of the inspirations behind his tour de red nose ride from boston to our plaza. but first on a rainy tuesday morning as matt rides on the eastern end of long island we get a check of your if you have moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis like me and you're talking to your rheumatologist about a biologic... this is humira. this is humira helping to relieve my pain and protect my joints from further damage. this is humira giving me new perspective. doctors have been prescribing humira for ten years. humira works for many adults. it targets and helps to block a specific source of inflammation that contributes to ra symptoms. humira can lower your ability to fight infections,
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. very good tuesday morning. 7:56. happening today, crews start the task of removing two whale carcasses from the pacifica coastline. the rotting remains and foul smells accompanied them came from two separate incidents within weeks of each other in april. the first was a sperm whale, the second a humpback. now get serious for the golden state warriors. they begin tonight. they square huh against the houston rocks in a best of seven series. it's a showdown between two of the top players, steph curry and james hardin of the rockets. game one tips off tonight at 6:00acle arena. it's murky out there. good morning to you. the sun will shine through later on today. start with a live look at
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pacifica this morning. same cloudy sky over the greater bay area as we speak. getting into this afternoon though the clouds will clear. mostly between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. a expecting a touch warmer conditions for your in your inland valley spots. on the peninsula, 65 degrees. 62 for the east bay today. 71 degrees in the tri-valley. comfortable conditions. mid section of the week counting on some shower. more on this in just about 15 minutes. right now, here's mike and your drive. >> we start in the north bay. hang on san jose. southbound 101 san rafael stall cleared and recovery for speeds at northbound pedro. look at your map. series of crashes and incidents. highway 37. and another one farther south at central san rafael. they're all out of the roadway. slower drive as you head toward the bay bridge toll plaza where the metering lights are on the the dumbarton bridge commute westbound. northbound 87 crash, still a disabled vehicle there in the middle of the roadway. >> thank you very much mike.
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we'll be back with another local news update in half an hour. have a great tuesday.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up -- >> here we go. >> -- putting the pedal to the metal for a purpose. >> i rode all that way to see you. >> matt shares the story of one young girl who helped inspire his journey. plus which test to get and when. we'll help clear up the confusion when it comes to those cancer screenings. and to wash or not to wash? do you launder your clothing before you wear it? we go inside that great debate today. tuesday, may 19th, 2015. ♪
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>> here from illinois visiting "today." >> good morning, portland oregon! >> all the way from california! >> good morning, idaho! >> good morning, university of indianapolis! >> and welcome back to "today." it is tuesday, may 19th 2015. great day on our plaza. looking a little cloudy here but out on the eastern end of long island where matt is continuing his slog through the rain he is really powering through day three of his tour de red nose. he's gone about 12 miles today nap puts him i think at about 125 since he started on sunday. this is a 226-mile journey. matt is more than halfway through. that's the good news. how you feeling? can you hear us?
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>> yeah. i'm doing okay. i'm here with kelly english of back road. she's my guide. >> uh-oh. >> -- when we get to -- we get the worse weather. it's about 55 degrees and pouring. and if you've ever done any cycling, you know what happens. the water comes off the back wheel of your bike right up your back. that's what we're feeling right now. >> absolutely. >> it should be finished in about an hour and then the rest of the ride it should be pretty good. >> i know. >> -- worried about the most. >> you can see on the radar, he's okay. >> it's not a show ride. he's doing it. it's not easy. hat's off to him. >> people are digging the helmet and goggles combo on twitter. matt we'll see you in a bit.
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meanwhile, natalie is inside with the check of the top stories. >> good morning, everyone. the threat of new violence has police in waco texas, on alert for increased motorcycle activity. a deadly shooting among the rival gangs may lead to a bigger showdown. and now officers may be targets for retaliation. the brawl left 9 bikers dead and 18 wounded. about 170 suspects are under arrest charged with organized crime activity. the state department says it needs until january of next year to review and release 55,000 pages of e-mails that hillary clinton stored on a private server while she was secretary of state. clinton gave those documents to the state department last december. meanwhile, the democratic presidential hopeful is in iowa today courting voters at a business round table event. pet owners have new reason to be concerned this morning about the
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k-9 flu canine flu. now other parts of the country are on alert. kerry sanders has the story. >> reporter: dog lovers are on heightened alert as a dangerous flu virus could be threatening their pet. >> it spreads nose to nose. so i don't want her going and saying hello to a dog that looks like it's sneezing or drooly. >> reporter: a newly reported case of canine flu in under investigation in the atlanta area. they don't know if it's the same strain of flu that's killed eight dogs and sickened more than 1700 in the chicago area. test results are expected later this week. >> they will go more in depth about the strain of the flu that it is. but like any virus, it can potentially spread depending on what that dog or who that dog was exposed to. >> reporter: and concern is growing. another case of canine flu was recently confirmed near houston. the illness was also suspected in wisconsin, indiana, and ohio.
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>> it is an epidemic. it's not, however, something people should panic about. we're not talking about thousands of dogs being brought to their knees. >> reporter: what can you do to prevent it? keep puppies and immune compromised dogs away from other dogs. if you suspect your dog has the flu, consult your vet. it is most contagious in the first four days of being infected. and humans can't get dog flu, but they can spread it. so wash your hands after petting a dog. for "today," kerry sanders, nbc news. a british historian has made what some are calling the literary discovery of the century. mark griffith believes this drawing could be the only authentic portrait of william shakespeare. he says it shows the living face of a 33-year-old shakespeare at the height of his popularity shortly before writing hamlet. fascinating. it's 8:05 now. over to savannah. >> i would have known him
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anywhere. i have to say. when it comes to cancer screenings there have been a lot of questions over the years. a lot of things can be confusing. the changes depend on what your doctor says. in an attempt to clarify the guidelines there is an overall list of basic advice for five deadly cancers. dr. nancy azar is going to clear it up for us. >> very quickly, the group reviewed the literature from seven different medical societies. they evaluated the screening tests based on the available literature plus evidence for or against and they came up with what they call high value advice. can you get the most benefit with the least amount of harm. >> let's start with what this group recommends for breast cancer screening. >> big in the news is when do you start. age 40 or 50? they recommend starting every two years at the age of 50. now, the -- >> with the mammogram. >> with the mammogram.
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the question is what about the women ages 40 to 49. if the woman requests it after discussing risks and benefits it can be performed every two years. but they're leeing it up to the patient to decide. >> and this is for the average person with no family history. >> all the cancers, it's with men and women with no previous abnormal screening tests and no family history. the average risk person. >> okay. what is this group recommending for the colonoscopy? >> from the age of 50 to 75. there's going to be a colonoscopy every ten years. another one is one that's less invasive every five years. and a few tests for fecal blood, that means blood in the stool. and some combinations therein. not everybody has to get a colonoscopy. >> could be a lesser step. okay. cervical cancer. what's the recommendation? >> this has been in the news lately. it's a recommendation for a pap
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smear from the ages of 21 to 30 every three years. after that you can do a combination of pap smear plus the hpv testing every five years or stick with every three years. stop testing after the age of 65. >> next we have prostate cancer. what is the recommendation? >> the prostate cancer is they are not recommending testing on anybody until they've had -- until the physician has had a one-time very thorough discussion with the patient about the potential harm or benefits of doing this test. again, it's kind of leaving a little bit of that you know voluntary testing up to the patient. they are not recommending it for routine screening for men and especially if the man hasn't specifically requested it. >> because there are complications with the test? >> remember the benefit of a screening test does it reduce morbidity from the test? they have not identified that. there are a lot of invasive procedures that could follow up
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an abnormal test that may not extend life. >> and ovarian cancer. >> this one is not going to surprise any of us. there is no accepted screening test for ovarian cancer for women at average risk. >> what are we supposed to do? >> you really can't. there's no blood test. we don't recommend a trans transvaginal ultrasound. remember this is average risk individuals. more intensive screening is indicated for higher risk. there is no accepted screening test for ovarian cancer. >> all right. lots to sort out. we've actually put this information on our website you might want to check it out. coming up next we'll do "trending" and start practicing your crazy roars. a man showing the world what to do when a brown bear charges. and pedaling with a purpose. matt introduces us to one of the families inspiring this bike ride tour de red nose. but first these messages.
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tastes so rich and creamy. only philadelphia. i was not aware of how much acidity was in my diet. i was so focused on making good food choices, i had no idea that it was damaging the enamel of my teeth. i wanted to fix it i wanted to fix it right away. my dentist recommended pronamel. he said that pronamel can make my teeth stronger that it was important, that that is something i could do each day to help protect the enamel of my teeth. pronamel is definitely helping me to lead the life that i want to live. all right. it's 8:13. time for "trending," guys. first up have you ever thought about this? what you would do if you came face-to-face with a bear. i'd run, scream right?
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call 911. here's what one gutsy guy did a little differently. yeah. you see what he does? he just goes all bear on that bear. he flares out his arms and roars. >> make yourself bigger than the bear isn't that the advice? >> yes. this happened in sweden. >> oh it's a swedish bear. >> what are you saying about swedish bears? >> they're like neutral. but it's -- the thing for bear. no matter where you get in nordic countries. >> apparently if you see a brown bear, you're supposed to roll over and play dead. >> a brown bear. not a black bear. it's different from the grizzly, right? >> can we just google it? >> you know what they do? they tell you if a bear charges, you just stand there.
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which is easier said than done. >> it's easier if you're in yell jelly stone park. >> i'm cutting this off right now. okay. show of hands here. who washes new clothes before wearing them? >> undergarments, yes. the rest no. >> okay. >> do you? >> no. i feel bad now. >> no we're all in this together. only al is clean here. >> okay. this comes up in "the wall street journal" this morning. the paper talks to a dermatologist. his answer yes, washing should be mandatory. sometimes multiple washes even necessary. why? because you can't be sure how often someone else tried on the item. not to mention all kinds of germs, even lice they say. >> now, baby clothes. i prewash her clothes. but other than that i don't -- i've never prewashed something. >> you wear baby clothes?
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>> not anymore, al. not anymore. >> i think with a t-shirt i wash it because not because i think there are germs, but it's itchy. some feel itchy right out of the box. but a men's shirt, you get pressed and folded. >> i think we should do an orange room poll on this. >> let's do it. >> can we have an orange room poll? wash or not wash? >> brittany. #wash, #no wash. >> okay. we're on it. >> i can't wait to see what people say about this. the minute you wash is it tears down the fiber so it doesn't look as new. but underwear i get. >> here's another story we're talking about this morning. anyone here a crier? >> i'm not a huge crier. occasional. >> sad movies. they don't get to you. >> they do. >> they call it an hsp.
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a highly sensitive person. these are people who have more intense responses to experiences than the average person. they are also supposed to be more easily overwhelmed. about 20% of the population is an hsp. and it's found in equal numbers in men and women. >> okay. so that bumps the stereotypes that women cry more than men. >> i'm a crier. >> i am too. >> i inherited it from my mom. she's a crier. >> some people are just more dramatic overall. >> i find it totally endearing. people who are criers. it means you're emotional. >> but i've cried in every boss' office i've had. it's horrifying. i don't mean to. but if i feel strongly i start to cry. it's really embarrassing. >> it's passion. i like that. >> my first job. my news director yelled at me and i started crying. >> that's one thing. >> so embarrassing. >> see how it's worked out.
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i don't know. all right. >> worked out pretty well. >> everyone's going to cry today with their boss. >> all right, guys. beyonce and nicki minaj go wild and the oscar winner who turned down "titanic." it's time for pop start. >> it is, indeed. have you ever wondered what it would be like to hang out with beyonce and nicki minaj for a day? they're giving us an idea in their music video. this is the video for "feeling myself." they let loose at the coachella festival. this is released on title. that is the streaming music site for jay z. keep it 13 and up to see that one. spoiler alert. it's the controversial tv finale everyone is still talking about. "mad men" and what really happened to don draper. well this morning jon hamm is weighing in. >> ear muffs. >> they haven't seen it yet. >> okay.
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cover your ears. don't make the sound though. the series ended with don retiring from work and finally finding peace at a california retreat. but then it cuts straight to that famous -- >> hey hey hey. >> okay. savannah is -- >> savannah has not seen it. here's what happens when i read these stories. we get tweets from people saying way to go "today" show. thanks for spoiling it. so can i call an executive pot start -- >> audible. >> we can't tell you because savannah hasn't seen the show. >> whoa. >> now you're going to make me cry. >> oh. >> don't do that. seriously, i don't want to read it now. because people will -- >> 36 hours is the window. >> we talked about this yesterday on the show. >> i say 24 hours. >> 24 to 48. i say three days. >> but unfortunately i cannot
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tell you that jon hamm says that don draper wrote the ad. >> what did you just do? you just did that. >> people thought it was a safe place. >> they're going to go to other sources. they're going to watch other pops and then go online. i have to tell. so sorry, savannah. >> wow. >> here we go. can you imagine your favorite movie with different stars in the lead like "titanic"? i won't spoil the end of that. >> i think we all know how that ended. pretty much that's why it's called "titanic." >> that's why it's called sarcasm. kate winslet had her breakout performance. another star who was in the running for the role gwyneth paltrow. we know that daniel craig is the latest james bond. but did you know that hugh jackman turned down the role first? hugh says he now cries himself
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to sleep every night. >> highly sensitive person. >> and it's hard to imagine anyone except tom hanks as forrest gump but another star who said no to the box of chocolates john travolta. >> i can't even imagine that. >> there's no other than tom hanks in that role. >> just imagine the success of the film and you turned it down. >> so many roles like that though. >> again, i apologize. i'm sorry. i am. >> you're not sorry. >> i am. >> she built that up and then she was like bam. >> we thought pop start was a safe zone. but not now. >> come on. let's hug it out. ooh. matt's tour de red nose quest and surprise for a remarkable young girl he met along the way. but first a check of the weather. >> we're not going to spoil it for you, but it is on the wet side out there. and in fact for tomorrow for matt's tour de red nose he's got good weather. that's the great news as he goes
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along. temperatures will be in the 60s with plenty of sunshine. for today, we've got some wet weather now getting ready to move into dallas. they're going to be looking into showers and thunderstorms pushing in. a lot of wet weather. in fact we've got flood watches and warnings. slight risk of strong that 8:22. good morning to you, bay area. temperatures are going to be much cooler than average yet again. slight chance for some drizzle for the first part of the day then clearing out nicely. 65 on the peninsula. mid 60s for most of the inland valley spots. low 60s in san francisco. on and off activity will continue for much of the week. we'll get drizzle and then more organized rain as we head throughout thursday into friday and this will continue into the first part of saturday. hope you have a great day! >> and that's your latest weather. guys? >> all right. thanks a lot. "today" contributing correspondent jenna bush hager is here with the story of a
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young entrepreneur who's baking a difference. >> you like that? yeah. bree is a junior in high school who also runs her own business. since the age of 11 she's been in charge of a bakery. and she proves that family love is her secret ingredient. >> reporter: her fans line up for these irresistible creations. >> i think that you should definitely try this. it's like a healthy cupcake. >> reporter: made by this pint sized entrepreneur. and each cupcake, she bakes in a secret ingredient. what'd you put in this? >> a whole lot of love. >> reporter: i can taste it. following a family recipe she works with three generations of women from her family. does it make that much sweeter, no pun intended that you do this with all the people you
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love? >> yes, it makes it so much sweeter. >> reporter: and her own inner inspiration from her father. so when bree was 6 years old, suffered a traumatic brain injury in iraq. he passed away a few years later. her baking began as a distraction. >> i know he is probably smiling right now. he always said i was going to be a millionaire by 40 and make dreams come true. >> reporter: but soon became much more. >> can i make money off of this? >> reporter: so five years ago she opened an online baking business. by age 14 this bakery. >> when i'm out of school i run the business. >> thank you for coming. >> i'm here and people love them. >> reporter: bree takes the bus each afternoon after school to her bakery. >> cupcakes those are my favorite. i get to put my own style on it. i get to put something that's unique and individual. >> reporter: and today she's willing to take on an
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apprentice. okay. so far i'm not that great. to help bake her famous cupcakes. a spoonful and then i scoop it in there. >> you're a natural. >> reporter: i am? >> yes. >> reporter: thank you. into the oven. so now you're balancing high school and owning a business. how does that work? >> well when i first started out, it was not easy. >> reporter: business aside, she is always thinking of her dad and honors him by helping other veterans. >> bree came up to me and said you know i see how much your son means to you. >> reporter: so when her teacher's son returned from afghanistan, bree baked this. >> it made me cry. it made me feel loved. >> reporter: the love just may be what makes these treats so sweet. >> when it comes to this business i want to make everything i can. >> so bree is going to go to
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college. she wants to become a veterinarian. but she says she'll always keep part of her bakery with her. i was going t. good tuesday morning it's 8:26. i'm sam brock. san francisco animal care and control has released a new picture of maximilian someone stole the pit bull puppy from his owner last monday. he was found three days later beaten and burned. the injuries were just too much and max had to be euthanized on sunday with his owner by his side. that story proved to be the most read on and also helped to raise $10,000 to catch the perpetrator. that person of course still at large. we'll keep you up to date on the story. it's a traffic tuesday. a terrific tuesday, mike? it's not a bad tuesday. our traffic out there, sammy.
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things tightening up as far as the flow. you can make it through the gray. mist in the air by the coliseum. slowing toward high street. being tuesday we have the heavy volume for 580 and 880 down the east shore freeway and 24 all converging upon the bay bridge which is flowing smoothly. the warriors play tonight, so that will be an issue in oakland. giants play tonight in san francisco. no major issues crossing toward the peninsula. we still have a build for san mateo and recovery through the south bay. we'll keep you updated. another update in 25 minutes.
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8:30 now on this tuesday morning. it is the 19th of may 2015. we're out here on our plaza. got a little bit drizzly out here. listen to the music. meghan trainor, she's kicking off our 20th anniversary toyota summer concert series. and do not forget you can check out the full concert lineup on >> we asked the question earlier in the show do you wash your new
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clothes or not wash your new clothes? here's the result. 71% say they wash. 29% say no wash. >> so when a person buys a new dress, for example, they just wash that -- or new suit you wash it? >> i think it's more underwear, pants, shirts. >> if you have a new pair of jeans, wash or no wash? >> no. >> i don't wash jeans at all. >> that's because you like them really tight, al. >> he likes the skinny tight jeans. >> speaking of skinny jeans, where's matt? he's out on long island riding. >> on the east end of long island. looking good. pedaling through the rain as he makes his way thursday back here to our studio. all far good cause. >> and we'll all be meeting him in celebration. coming up are you asking enough questions? the man behind mega hits like "a beautiful mind" and "empire" revealing the secrets to his
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success. >> and we're going to check in with matt. check in on the tour de red nose. >> and we had so much fun with our make your today series where we honored deserving people across the country, we're doing it again. this time making a dad's day for father's day. >> all you need to do is head to, tell us about him and maybe he'll be picked for a very special spriessurprise. >> i love it. let's get a check of the weather. >> all right. let's show you what we've got going on. it's wet here in the northeast. we're going to have rain today. slight risk of strong storms. cooler than usual out in california. 69 in l.a. 62 san francisco. tomorrow that wet weather moves out of the northeast. we'll have another nice day. cooler than usual temperatures but that wet weather hangs out from the gulf into the central mississippi river valley. sunshine texas. finally drying out into that's what's going on around
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8:32. good tuesday morning to you. you kick off the new day full of promise. 69 degrees in the south bay. we're at 63 degrees at the high for the east shore. temperatures will be cool enough to go without the ac. might actually have to use your heater in some parts across the bay area. we'll see a repeat performance tomorrow. showers expected thursday and friday and then we'll warm you up and bring the sun back out as we get into your holiday weekend. overall cooler than average across the board. >> don't forget get that weather any time you need it. go to the weather channel on cable or online. and now to "the voice" on "today." and our countdown to tonight's live finale. who will be the new champion as carson shows us you and america have a tough choice to make. >> reporter: with a little help from the glam squad and lots of encouragement from their coaches, the top four artists gave it their all during last
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night's finale singing for votes that may win them the competition. there's accomplished singer megan lindsey on team blake. >> i know that most people don't get a first chance must less a second chance so i just look at this whole thing as just a blessing. i'm really grateful. >> reporter: with a song and a prayer team adam's joshua davis is hoping america choosing him. >> it's been a huge launching pad for my career going forward. >> reporter: after another great performance, 17-year-old koryn hawthorn got a standing ovation from her coach. >> each week i was fighting to get here in the finals. i mean it would be cool to win. but i think i've already won. >> reporter: at 16 team pharrell's sawyer fredericks, the youngest in the competition is the one to beat. four artists, one prize. tonight one of them will be named "the voice." for "today," carson daly, nbc
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news, los angeles. >> and you can vote for your favorite on "the voice" website until noon and watch the live finale as a champion is crowned tonight at 8:00/7:00 central. we will catch up with the winner when he or she joins us thursday on "today." it's going to be very exciting. guys? >> all right, al. thanks a lot. another big event thursday on "today," the culmination of matt's tour de red nose trek from boston to our plaza. >> he is more than halfway through and he's meeting with remarkable people. good morning, matt. >> hi savannah. hi gang. i've stopped here at a local vineyard. this is here on the north fork of long island. alexandria is here. she's poured wine and also what you can't see, hot chocolate which is just down around the corner here. thank you so much for the warm greeting. >> we're happy to have you here. great to visit north fork wine country. >> it's great to be here. we've been traveling now for three days just about,
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savannah. all along the way, people are saying ride matt ride. but the reason we are doing this is because there are so many children not only in this country but around the world living in poverty through not fault of their own. yesterday we met up with a young ladies named shanise patterson. she reminded us why we are riding. >> reporter: sunrise brings a bright new day for shanise patterson. but it didn't always seem that way. >> i got frustrated really angry. i would throw a fit get in t los of trouble. >> reporter: trouble found shanise almost from the day she was born. her parents were teenagers. questions of neglect brought the threat of being placed into foster care. that's when her grandmother stepped in. >> i love her. i had her since she was a baby. >> reporter: you won't hear beverly patterson sugar coat the situation. she doesn't have time. at 57 beverly is taking care of shanise and two other grandchildren.
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shanise's cousins. all while working and going to school to get her associate's degree. >> she makes sure everything is always running smoothly. >> reporter: but feelings of parental abandonment fueled frustration inside shanise as she entered kindergarten. >> she struggled at the beginning. i think it comes from her parents not being there. >> i would yell and scream and tell people to leave me alone. i have anger issues. >> reporter: she's from new haven. the bloom fell off years ago. 45% of families in new haven country struggle to support themselves. and it has the highest violent crime rate in the state. but amidst the blight the boys and girls club stands like bedrock for the families and children. >> they don't have a lot of things to do in the neighborhood and the boys and girls club can't go wrong. >> reporter: the club has been
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here since '71. she remembers when shanise came to the club at the age of 5. >> she kept to herself. she isolated. when she did open up it was in an angry outburst. >> reporter: the club got her into counseling. >> sometimes i put on a brave face. i can't stand when people see me cry. but then again, everybody cries. i'm only human. >> reporter: the club also gave her an outlet. she began to find herself in a dance program. each step learned, a step toward healing. a step forward. >> when i'm dancing, i forgot about everything else. it kind of makes me feel really good about myself. >> reporter: biking across connecticut, we found this small state has a lot of character. i rode all that way to see you. small with lots of character. just like shanise. she and her grandmother came out to cheer us on. somewhere along the ride i heard a rumor about you. that you like to dance a little bit. >> yes.
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>> reporter: is that true? when did you start loving to dance? >> when i went to the boys and girls club i was about 5. >> reporter: yeah? what's your favorite kind of dance to do? >> hip hop. >> reporter: you think you're pretty good? >> yes. >> reporter: yes? we had one more surprise for shanise. we introduced an introduction to ballerina misty copeland. a star at the american ballet theater who once was a young girl who liked to dance at the boys and girls club. just like shanise. >> have you ever been to lincoln center before? >> no. >> what do you think? >> it's big. >> yeah. >> reporter: a trip to the ballet for a girl finding her footing in life. and it's for young ladies like shanise and kids like her not only in this country but around the world that we're riding on this trip from boston to new york. we have about 100 miles to go. some of it unfortunately in the rain. but we'll keep doing it.
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hopefully we'll arrive in the plaza on thursday morning. we hope all the people watching this will go to our website and learn more about red nose day and give generously. >> you've got to tough ride again, if you would like to contribute to the red nose campaign, you can go to our website, you can also text today 80077 to make a $10. you can do that right now. >> catch the star-studded red nose day special thursday night at 8:00 7:00 central right here on nbc. coming up next what is his secret -- what hollywood power player says he owes most of his success to. but firs
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we're back at 8:42. what makes one of the most powerful people in hollywood tick? >> in his new book "a curious
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mind" oscar winning producer brian grazer opens up about the conversations and questions that helped him create some of our favorite movies and tv shows over the years. here's nbc's joe fryer. >> reporter: it might be hard to imagine the man behind the smash tv show "empire" is the same guy who produced the drama "a beautiful mind" and the comedy series "arrested development." >> we're in trouble here michael. and i can't perform my magic. >> reporter: that man is brian grazer. a hollywood power player who thrives on variety. >> i want to have a different perspective on life. not just my own isolated perspective. the only way to have a different perspective is to enter the psyche of someone else. >> reporter: since the late '70s grazer has sought out some of the most powerful people. names as big as michael jackson, princess diana, and muhammad ali. meeting them in person peppering them with questions during what he called curiosity
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conversation. why is curiosity so important to you? >> it's expanded my world view my life, the locations i've been in my life. >> reporter: now grazer has written is book "a curious mind: the secret to a bigger life." he says some conversations have even influenced his work. like the movie "8 mile" which was made after he met eminem. more recently he chatted with rapper kendrick lamar when his kids said this. >> my god. kendrick lamar. this guy is the bomb. meet him. then i did. and he surprised me in every possible way. >> reporter: how did he surprise you? >> first of all, his music is street ji and aggressive and smart. he's like a rapper poet. in person, he's pretty quiet and gentle. >> reporter: here's something you may find curious about grazer. he likes to leave behind heart-shaped photo frames with his picture. >> i leave them all over people's homes. and sometimes they're horribleyey
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offended by it and other times they like it. >> reporter: he's left them for george clooney and jimmy fallon who returned the favor. >> does that look familiar? >> that's the your office and your desk. >> reporter: his career is asking lots of questions. joe fryer, nbc news. >> he is such a smart guy. >> you look at all the success he's had. it's cool. up next, would you do this? therapy by text? does it really work? we'll check into that. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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theesquethe effects of everyday acid. >> we are back at 8:47. may is mental health awareness month. according to the statistics one in five americans suffers from mental illness. that's about 43 million people. yet only 41% are getting treatment. today when you can get about everything on your smartphone could therapy by text be one of the answers? jen, it's always good to see you. >> thanks for having me. >> let's start with what this is. how does it work? >> you can sign up for a service. you are connected with a licensed mental health professional. instead of going to their office you have therapy on the go. any time you're working through something, you can text and expect an answer back within a reasonable time. >> i mentioned in the leadin many don't get help they need. is that stigma access a combination combination? >> i think it's a combination. we do not look at mental health issues despite the numbers.
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we aren't looking at it in the same way we're looking at other things. that stigma still follows us. the more we can talk about it and the more access we can provide, the better mental health as we get older. >> to me it feels like you need to sit face-to-face to understand a problem. >> i think there's a benefit in some way. people don't have access. if i'm in the middle of the town write where i don't have that response. i can get it this way. we're missing a whole level of communication where i see your face and get tone of voice. i can't get that on text. so there's a lot of interpretation that might be wrong. >> okay. all right. so let's move here now. some things that could be lost in translation. i know when i text somebody not even with a problem, they don't get the joke the tone i'm using. does that concern you? >> definitely. we text a lot. but it takes a lot for me to understand where they're coming from. if they make a comment like i want to die today. are they serious? are they not?
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i have an established relationship with them. i see their face i can interpret that. if it was someone i didn't know now what do i do? yan lot of these text therapy programs do provide some support and get them the access to support they need in the state that they're in but it's not as immediate. that makes me a little concerned. >> so much of what you do is built on trust with a patient. how do you build trust over text? >> it's hard. it's also a generational thing. we are not people who grew up only with text messages. the teenagers and younger people i work with will say of course when they're talking i say are we talking on the phone or text? it's often through text. so i think it gets there much more quickly. but we still aren't getting facial expression spops i'm not able to read that stuff. >> one of the benefits people have pointed to is it costs much less than visiting a doctor. >> it does. it's not covered by insurance. but it is a more affordable and acceptable means of treatment. >> okay. let's take one more look here. i want to give an example. we've removed names and context
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because we want to protect privacy here. but he's a sample exchain. patient writing what do you mean by getting more support? do you mean having family help out more with children? no i meant having a supportive conversation at night or you feel admired or appreciated for the husband and father you are. >> this to me makes sense. this is probably something that someone could ask me in my office and an answer i would give. i don't know that this is so challenging in this moment. because i'm asking a pretty direct question and getting a pretty direct answer. but what if i said what do you mean about getting support, and the second was not in there? then as the therapist i have to give more information. i might say to the person in my office what do you think might be helpful to you and have them generate that. >> very interesting. thanks so much for your insight on this. for an in-depth look at what happened when we tried therapy by text head to up next more from our road warrior matt as he powers
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through the tour de red nose. but first this is "today" on nbc. [♪] ♪ i'm gettin' out ♪ ♪ i'm gettin' out ♪ ♪ i'm gettin' out ♪ ♪ gonna
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have a look around ♪ ♪ now is the time ♪ ♪ i started flyin' ♪ ♪ both feet off of the ground ♪ ♪ head in the sky ♪ ♪ eyes open wide ♪ ♪ happy to look around ♪ ♪ we are back at 8:53. don't forget meghan trainor friday morning. let's get to today's birthday wishes from mr. willard scott. hey, willard. >> new york new york. who wants to be there in the springtime? everybody. this is esther golston.
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she is from panola alabama. we wish her a very happy birthday. 101. she's getting there. she loves to sew and cook. this is isabel velazquez and she's from pasadena california. pretty town. 100 years old today. wish her well. happy birthday to you. this is maxwell strickman. he is 100 years old today. we wish him the best of everything. this is joel wagner. and good joel is from westland michigan. 100 years old today. well that's it. that's all for right now, but we'll see you later on because new york's waiting for me to show up for dinner. thanks for inviting me. >> any time uncle willie. >> anyone wanting to know where
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the poll is on the big debate. >> yes. 73% say they wash new clothes before wearing them. only 27% don't. >> i'm overwhelmed. >> thank you, america. thank you, america. >> i feel like we need to get, like -- explain. do you mean just your undergarments? a full dress. >> we feel weird now, don't we? i feel weird. we're on the couch here and doing the whole thing. >> maybe that can be your tuesday trend. >> what is it by the wa i? >> today's tuesday trend, my fashion secret. i'm finally revealing how i pick my clothes. >> how do you pick your clothes? >> you've got to watch "today's take." >> isn't it called the wheel of clothes? >> tamron lays out her clothes for the week. >> sunday night. all week. >> coming up we've got the reverse flash. tom
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good morning. it's 8:56 on your tuesday. i'm sam brock. a high-end call girl charged in the deadly overdose of a google exec is set to return to court today. alex injected him with a lethal dose of heroine. she pleaded not guilty to manslaughter prostitution and drug charges. the oakland raiders and san
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diego chargers are enlisting former 49ers president carmen policy to help them get their shared stadium built in los angeles. the owners begin three days of meetings in san francisco today. a source tells the chronicle that a long-term coliseum deal is dead possibly putting some salt in open wounds there. we'll be back in 25 minutes.
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this morning on "today's take," stephen colbert delivers the laughs and one key piece of advice for college grads. and the nice guy from "ed" who turns in a flash. tom cavanaugh. and cheryl burke shows us some of her best moves. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist, and tamron hall. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. it is may the 19th 2015. i'm willie along with al and tamron. natalie actually on her way to meet up with matt on his tour de red nose. he's out on long island right
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now moving west back to new york city by thursday. >> just got a text from matt's producer asking are we out of the rain yet. just about out of it. >> is he out? it was coming down for awhile. >> yeah. it was nasty. >> all morning long. >> chilly and 55. it was rough. but they've done a heck of a job. natalie's on her way. speaking of on the way and a tour. your birthday was -- >> the talk of twitter. >> first of all, your wife has now set the bar for wife of the year. >> yeah. >> for those who do not know, christina geist came in here on friday, surprising mr. geist with the young geist children. >> lucy and george. >> they had clues. they had stuff. and you discovered that you were being sent with a bunch of buddies to -- >> las vegas. >> for an entire weekend. not only did she send you and your buddies to las vegas taking her into the stratosphere of
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spouses -- >> this si amazing. preach brother. >> not only does she take my brother willie, send him, but she calls his boss don nash and says don nash, i have an epic weekend planned for my husband. i want him to have monday off! >> she did that. >> got you monday off. >> she did that. >> that is what christina does. good for her. >> she told me you're going somewhere warm. we're going somewhere warm on friday. >> you thought it was a trip with the two of you. >> and the kids. they were here. we saw them in the studio. i thought okay. we're going somewhere with the kids. then they were decoys. they pulled them out of school for part of the decoys. she did not mess around. and i think we have the poster she made. said you're actually going to vegas. and she superimposed the faces of my 14 friends who will be traveling with me. >> you're naturally george
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clooney. >> of course. >> but then we got the poster of what really happened. >> yeah. >> oh, i came out pretty fwhelwell in that one. no face tat. >> that would have epic if you came back with the -- >> just a little one. >> so was it amazing? >> it was. i don't want to bore people with the details or actually tell people the details. >> more importantly. >> it's all on snapchat. >> great friends and an incredible wife. i already knew that but one more chapter. >> so are you doing this all year? >> i think this is the end. it's been going on for a long time. like five trips with mississippiy wife as we both turned 40. but it was great. so president obama joined twitter yesterday. breaking news. >> i just assumed he was. >> a lot of people thought he was. >> he got the handle @potus. his said hello twitter. it's barack. really six years in they're finally giving me my own
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account. the first one was originated during his campaign. still run by those people, not by the president himself. former president bill clinton immediately tweeting at president obama, welcome to twitter. one question, does that user name stay with the office. #asking for a friend. president obama said good question. the handle comes with the house. know anyone interested eded @flotus. >> they're adorable together. >> yes. the president already follows 65 accounts. does not follow the cubs. he's a white sox fan. >> but you can -- i don't like that. he needs to follow both the sox and the cubs. >> why? >> because they're chicago teams. >> it's a free country. >> no, it's not. >> it is. >> not when it comes to sports. listen. this is a dictatorship. you can't follow most of the teams. >> you have to choose. >> why?
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>> because you're a fan. that's the very nature of being a fan. >> weldid. didn't care what i think. >> i'm going to try to tweet the president. >> i know white sox is his squad. but the cubs are legendary. >> so al's tweeting @potus right now. we'll see if he hears back by the end of the show. because we know the president is just refreshing. >> you have an in with joe biden. >> yes. >> i'm surprised someone hadn't swooped up @potus. this long, i figured someone would have had it. >> if somebody from the white house calls twitter and says we'd like to @potus -- >> they're going to take it from someone? >> yes they are. because it's a free country. >> i love the reminder of where i loif. free country. >> just in case you forget. >> something we've been talking about, stephen colbert. we love him.
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counting down to when he takes over from dave but also going to miss dave. be honest. >> that's tomorrow. >> i know. are you ready for that? i'm not. i got off train of track. whatever. >> no. >> david letterman's good-bye is going to be tears. >> everyone is getting choked up. norm macdonald did standup and broke down crying. and i think he spoke for all of us. >> the other day i spent my entire years of college watching dave letterman overnight. >> what made everybody endeared to everybody, when he came back on the air after 9/11 and that monologue galvanized the country. and just spoke to what everyone was feeling. >> that's what jimmy said as well. but colbert gave the commencement address at wake forest university in south carolina yesterday. so he opened up with a reference to 2015's biggest viral
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sensation. is the year over? >> not yet. >> so far the biggest viral sensation. take a look. >> it's a little embarrassing. you all showed up in the same outfit. really. even all the accessories are the same. everyone has a black and gold tassel. or is it blue and white? grandparents just know this was the issue that divided a generation. you had the vietnam war. your grandchildren had an ambiguously colored tumblr post. >> we're going to miss dave, but that is one funny man. he's going to put on a good show. >> and i can't wait to see just how he changes the show. >> me too. >> we don't know what he's going to do. he was referring to the dress we all debated. was it white gold, blue black. >> let's not do this again.
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>> i didn't get it. >> you didn't get the joke? >> that surprises me. you're like king joke. anyway, he offered graduates advice. he said i hope you find the courage to decide for yourself what is right and what is wrong. and then please expect much of the world around you try to make the world good according to your stands. other commencement speakers, we started googing this year. natalie portman at harvard. jon bon jovi at rutgers. and i have to digress for a moment. i saw him perform for the first time the other day. >> hello? >> where have i been? i've always had his music on my play list. unbelievable. but back to the list. >> this is a "today's take" that has the most digression on record. >> i think this was pretty cool too.
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the actress who plays flo from progressive, she's an amazing actress. i love those commercials. she's speaking at binghamton university. >> very cool. >> i wonder if she's going as flo. >> i think so. >> so anyway who spoke at your graduation? >> i don't remember. yeah. >> our school didn't do big celebrities. >> we didn't either. they thought it took away from the day. >> i get that. have you spoken at a graduation? >> i spoke at my college. continuing with the no celebrity rule. yeah. somebody nobody's heard of. get him. his brother's graduating. he'll drive up himself. hey. all right. coming up on father's day, willie's book "good talk dad" out today in paperback. >> thank you for mentioning. >> so we asked you for the most memorable and/or awkward dad
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conversations. dan says my dad gave me the talk by drawing me a picture while we were on our boat. i dry heaved over the side into the lake. >> that is fantastic. >> carmen. when asked why he never took us to the circus, dad said i wanted to give you things i didn't have as a kid and i had that. modern melly said as dad walked me down the aisle both nodding and smiling to guests he kept repeating it's not too late to change your mind. >> that's phenomenal. >> i love those. >> your dad bill geist of course had some awkward talks. i remember my dad saying to me we were out fishing one of the few times because i hated it. he said i think you're old enough and mature enough now to have this talk. and i remember thinking you know if we leave now i can catch the flintstones.
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>> or just dove off the back of the boat. >> do dads say we've got to have the talk? is that still the way to approach it? >> i don't know. >> you have a son. >> i know. and i'm about to do that and i haven't figured -- >> >> willie's book. >> i'll have willie's dad do it. >> you don't want that. >> okay. tour de red nose matt will be going to flushing meadows tomorrow. he will have good weather for it and warmer as well. we've had some showers and thunderstorms make their way toward dallas. we've also got some heavier activity as you look just up above this. you can see the heavier showers and thunderstorms around denver. there's snow back in the mountains there. some areas may pick up 6 to 9 inches. slight risk of strong storms. wet weather along the eastern seaboard. and cool in hey, thank you, al.
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cooler than average down in l.a. same for us in the bay area. live picture of pacifica with the clouds overhead. they'll stay put until 12:00 or 2:00 and we'll get sunshine later this afternoon. a lovely finish to the day. the limited sunshine will keep temperatures down. 65 degrees on the peninsula and 63 degrees on the east bay and 69 out in the south bay. repeat performance for tomorrow. showers expected thursday and friday. just light activity. then a warmer holiday weekend. >> for the record have not heard from @potus yet. >> what could he be doing? >> i have great faith. >> you sound like the people who are upset when you don't return their calls in three seconds. >> i sound upset? >> kind of. >> you're upset that people wash their clothes. >> i'm baffled that people wash brand new clothes. did you wash that suit before -- >> you don't wash your suit. >> but is that clothes? >> anything that's going to tush my skin, i wash.
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>> you washed that shirt before you put it on? >> yes. >> whatever, know it all. >> whole other conversation. coming up next, famous for heating up the dance floor as a two-time "dancing with the stars" champ, now cheryl burke is stepping out of her comfort zone a bit showing off a different set of skills for the new show "i can do that". >> do you wash your clothes before weari if you struggle with type 2 diabetes you're certainly not alone. fortunately, many have found a different kind of medicine that lowers blood sugar. imagine what it would be like to love your numbers. discover once-daily invokana®. it's the #1 prescribed in the newest class of medicines that work with the kidneys to lower a1c. invokana® is used along with diet and exercise to significantly lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. it's a once-daily pill that works around the clock. here's how: the kidneys allow sugar to be absorbed back into the body. invokana® reduces the amount of sugar allowed back in
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no one? remember when we used to raise the roof, diane? oh, quiet, richard i'm trying to make sense of flo's terrible drawing. i'll draw the pants off that thing. oh, oh, hats on hamburgers! dancing! drive-in movie theater! home and auto. lamp! squares. stupid, dumb. lines. [ alarm rings ] no! home and auto bundle from progressive. saves you money. yay, game night, so much fun. cheryl burke has been swept off her feet more times than she can count as one of the professional dancers and first ever female champion on "dancing with the stars." >> as a matter of fact, cheryl has won the mirror ball trophy back-to-back with partners drew lachey and emmitt smith. >> and now she's starring in the new nbc variety show "i can do that" where she takes on even bigger challenges. take a look. >> a few things you're going to learn. how to do like that. snap it back like this.
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bounce it. >> and spin at the end. >> i like that. >> i am quitting. when i was a sixth grader i was on my basketball team. then i got fired quickly. >> you got fired on a sixth grade basketball team? >> everyone was booing at me. i knew this was going to be difficult but not this difficult. >> we got this. >> they got this. >> i was so fired. i was embarrassed because i made the shot for the other team. then i got booed. i was like this is not for me. >> i was just on social media looking all the good things people say about you. you know that your fan base -- i love it crosses men and women. we watch the show "dancing with the stars" to see what you're wearing. the guys watch for other reasons, obviously. >> obviously. >> the rumba. >> the waltz. >> but now they're going to start to see what skills you have past dancing. you will not disappoint us right? >> i hope not. the harlem globetrotters, when jeff picked me to do it with him
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i was like you don't want me to do this. you don't really realize that you have any other skills. like for me other than dancing. when you put your mind to something you can actually do it. you see us all in our vulnerable state. >> in "dancing with the stars" you were the one who knew what was going on. on this show -- >> it's like karma. >> -- you're walking into it not quite knowing. >> i'm like why are you nervous? you're just dancing in front of a million other people. now i'm going through it. i'm like i don't know if i can actually do this. and performing with a professional. the harlem globetrotters and if you drop the ball, you drop the ball. you miss a dance step, i'll probably cover it up. but, you know, it's different. so different. >> for people that don't know what it is because it's premiering, explain the premise of this show for people. >> so it's basically more of a comedy variety show. not so much a competition show even though someone does win at the end. basically we have all these challenges that come up and we've got stuff from blue man
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group to harlem glob trotters. you get to pick their partner and b the live audience votes at the end. someone can win. the "i can do that" trophy. >> is there one thing you say i cannot do that? >> i cannot sing. and i'm scared of heights. and i had to do one of those. so -- >> looks like you picked up a few moves from the globetrotters globetrotters. can we see it? come on, guys. >> all right. >> a baller. come on. >> you've got some height on me. >> hooper. >> all right. >> really fast. but i can't right now because i've got this. and how about this. look. >> oh! >> all right. >> still got it. what you got willie? >> in the heels.
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>> yes. that's what i'm talking about. >> okay. do the trick. >> what trick? >> wrap around your waist. you just showed off. >> while willie practices, we can't let cheryl go without showing some of her dance moves. so stick around. we'll have a dance roulette. we don't know the dance we're i've smoked a lot and quit a lot but ended up nowhere. now i use this. the nicoderm cq patch, with unique extended release technology helps prevent the urge to smoke all day.
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>> we are back with celebrity dancer cheryl burke. who's going to sthoe us some moves. >> we thought we did that off camera. >> so we're pulling a dance out. and you'll show us. you go first. >> okay. we're doing one by one. oh boy. >> just one. the salsa. where's natalie the that's her dance. >> what do you know about the salsa salsa? >> we know nothing. >> i like it on chips. >> all right. count to three, you can do it. easiest dance ever. ready? it's all about hip action, al. you got it? there you go. step out to the side. and together. step out to the side, together. that's okay. we just need background music. okay. now shimmy it out. shake your shoulders. guys don't like to shimmy. i say shake your shoulders. >> willie likes to shake his shoulders. >> back and forth. >> then spin it out. okay ready?
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>> naked gun here. >> spin. there you go. >> all right. >> really good. >> can we see that one move you did coming out of commercial? >> we have company. calm down. >> i want to see you do a salsa dance together. >> we're out of time. >> oh, come on. >> what are you doing? >> we got this. >> i feel like this is -- just spin into you? okay. spin into you. i have a short skirt on. >> i got you. >> these all said salsa. they all said salsa. >> willie hold on. >> we get a ten. fantastic. >> we won. >> they all say salsa. the fix was in! >> i'm sorry cheryl.
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>> cheryl, thank you so much. you can catch "i can do that" may 26th right here on nbc. coming back we're going to be back in a
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very good tuesday morning. it's 9:26. i'm sam brock. hazmat teams and firefighters are still on scene of an early morning industrial fire in san jose. this happened at an auto detailing shop. no one was injured. as you can see from the chopper video, at least we'll show you some flames destroyed a large portion of one of the buildings there. absolutely gutted out. firefighters say the toxic chemicals inside the business contaminated the water used to put out the flames. in san mateo a 90-pound mountain lion is back in the wild this morning. it wandered into the city's neighborhoods yesterday. rangers tranquilize and released the big cat.
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neighbors say a neighbor fired a warning shot into the ground which is illegal and that pern may face charges. santa clara county supervisors meeting to consider snuffing out cigarette sales for anyone under the age of 21. that would raise the minimum age for all tobacco and cigarette sales from 18. it would affect unincorporated parts of county which amounts to about 25 stores. a final vote will happen next month. coming up a look at your traffic and your weather. right back.
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welcome back. i'm christina loren. taking a look at a clearing sky own mount tam. a beautiful day coming your way. it will be cool enough for a jacket. let's face it though, we could be in the 90s this time of year. 63 degrees the forecasted high for the east bay today. 65 on the peninsula. low 70s. room temperature readings for the north bay. the trend stayed steady. light showers thursday into
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friday. we'll have all the details on that at 11:00. we still have a slowdown right here from golden gate field past university avenue. a lot of compression and reports on the map. we'll show you a crash nearby. it does sound like the crash cleared. it may be affecting the off-ramp. we didn't see it on the live camera, though. an easier drive toward the bay bridge. lightening drive toward oakland. lighter flow off the san mateo bridge. south bay slowing north 101 past the airport as well as 237. back to you. moving pretty good out there, mike. thank you very much christina as well. we'll see you with another update in 25 minutes. for now, back to the "today" show.
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taking a look at the headlines when it comes to certain cancer screenings the advice can be confusing. in an attempt to clarify the guidelines, they have released an overall list of basic advice for five different cancers. for example, women should get mammograms every other year from age 50 to 75. when it comes to colorectal cancer after the age of 50. men with sleeping problems may have an increased risk for mental health problems. they found an increased link
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between sleep disorders and depression in men. they were likely to suffer depression. then when apnea, they were twice as likely to be depressed. more than half of college grads expect to be supported by their parents for up to two years after graduation. that's according to a new survey from youth promise. a yubt of sally mae. most said they'd be willing to pay rent if they could move back home. students and parents are a bit more accepting of the new normal these days. and in life when the wheels are coming off, improvise. this is video of a rally car race in poland. the steering wheel suddenly popped off in the driver's hands. he kept cool under pressure and finished the race using only the metal hub of the wheel. the team did not win, but they most certainly finished first in inventive thinking and moxie. there you have it. let's get a check of the weather
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from al who's downstairs. hey, bud. >> by the way i just want you to take a look in the orange room. 74% of seem wash their clothes. >> no i think they mean underwear. i don't think they mean -- >> clothing. shirts -- >> i need explanation. >> the explanation is you're in the minority on that one, all right? >> in more than clothing thank you. >> she just walked away. she can't handle it. you can't handle the wash! for today, risk of strong storms west texas. along the west coast, 69 and sunny the los angeles. showers here in the northeast. for tomorrow we're looking at more wet weather stretching from iowa all the way down in the central gulf coast. sunshine continues out west. and returns here in the northeast. and temperatures a little on the chilly side. but will rebound as 9:32. a cool tuesday coming your way. we do have the clouds still in
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full effect over most of the bay area. we'll see a mix of sun and clouds for the first part of the day becoming sunny gradually between 12:00 and 4:00. 65 for the peninsula today. 63 in the east shore. temperatures are typically about 10 degrees warmer than what we have coming your way for the rest of the week. showers thursday into friday but we'll warm you up in time for your memorial day weekend. >> and that is your latest weather. of course the weather in central city a little rougher because of the nice guy actor who's turned a little bad these days. tom cavanaugh, reloved him as the title character in the popular nbc series "ed." and as j.d.'s older brother dan on "scrubs." >> now he's taken on a role of a villain in "the flash." he plays the hero's arch nemesis the reverse flash. we got a sneak peek of tonight's season finale.
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>> ask it. >> why did you kill my mother? >> because i hate you. not you now. you years from now. >> in the future. >> in the future, yes. we're enemies, rivals opposites, reverses of one another. >> why were we enemies? >> it doesn't matter. it doesn't matter anymore. what matters is neither of us was strong enough to defeat the other. >> ooh. tom cavanaugh joins us this morning. you were a bad man, by friend. a bad man. >> that's correct, willie. thank you for bringing that to the attention of america. >> the last we saw you, you had an arrow in the back. i trust from this clip you recovered from that. >> i like how you put two and two together very well. yes. the arrow did not kill me. but it got me into jail, so that's something. yeah. >> how much more fun is it playing this character? you get to kind of chew the
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scenery a bit in this show. watching that clip my inner monologue. listen it's a comic book. if i'm not like, chewing the scenery a bit, i'm not doing my job. yeah. it's a little -- it's tremendous to play. it's really fun to do. >> i bet when you walk down the street, the thing yelled at you most is ed. you hear that most? or scrubs? >> it's interesting you threw scrubs out. it depends on the demographic. here in new york i get you should be in the bathtub drinking beer j.d.'s brother. >> you played kind of a nice guy in both those roles. much different turn for you here. >> yeah. it's that old adage. never trust a guy in a yellow super suit. >> you've always said that. >> yeah. i think it comes the o fruition
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here. i love playing this character. it's funny because you get from the older people on the street, you're bad. you're a bad man. and my answer to them is just a guy trying to get back home. aren't we all. >> the interesting thing is you actually are a runner. perhaps not as fast as the reverse flash, but -- >> no, i'm not that fast. i can't go 700 miles an hour. but thank you for noticing. >> we're all over this this morning. >> what's interesting is you walk into the studio and you had this knot of fan boys around you myself included. that's got to be kind of a kick. >> here's the thing. when you're living from 6 to 14, this is all i did. you're getting in fights with supervillains and superheroes. and now someone is paying me to put on a suit and do it. it seems largely surreal. about the racing, last year at
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the comic-con i shouldn't even bring this up, but last year we basically challenged fans to race us. we were like we'll take you on. >> did you really? >> yeah. and went undefeated. but it was selection process. just pick a guy wearing a cape. you're like, i'll race you. >> wise man. so if you go to comic-con you could race him behind the hotel by the dumpsters. we cannot wait for this finale. good to see you. >> you too. >> the season finale airs tonight on the cw. coming up next the big one hits and dwayne johnson is in the middle of it. we catch ♪ ♪ we all want to see our kids grow up strong. and when you buy your vitamins at walgreens, your purchase helps provide life-changing vitamins to 100 million children. here in the u.s. and around the world through our partnership with vitamin angels. just stop by walgreens for your vitamins.
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rebecca rebecca, ben stiller's coworker in night at the museum or as amanda daniels on entourage. >> and now she is struggling to survive in "san andeas." >> we're going to drop into at&t park. >> but i don't know how to parachute. >> we're going to tandem jump. the plane is going to nose dive into the pacific as soon as it runs out of gas. >> okay. >> trust me. >> oh my god. >> ready? >> wow. >> this film is such a roller
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coaster ride. >> it is. >> was it as much fun to make as it is to watch? it's a blast. >> we had so much fun making his the movie. i did more stunts than i've ever done which was physically challenging but so exciting. our director said initially, are you willing to do as much as we'll let you do? i said anything you tell me i am there. i'll do everything you let me do. so that was inkr ebl. and we shot in australia which was so beautiful. >> every stunt they let you do. any regrets along the way? >> there was one point where i was being smashed into several floors of this building. about take eight, i was like, oh. but it feels visceral because of it. >> i imagine the director in that one. one more time. >> i'm a perfectionist too. so i was like we didn't get it. >> can we talk about this stunt here? that's an amazing scene. how'd that go down? >> it was incredible to actually parachute into there.
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to land there where we were landing, i was like how are we lucky enough that they're giving us an entire stadium for the day. it was like a dreams come true moment. that was incredible. that whole sequence was -- well, as you can see there didn't need to be too much acting on the plane. am i ready? no. >> in fact, you've been in earthquakes before. our producer said they talked to you and said that's why you will no longer sleep naked. >> it's true. >> it's written right here. >> by that he means he googled it. >> yes. i learn fast. it was the middle of the night. i had no clothes on. i could not find my clowes and i'm running out of the house naked. >> you did? >> but i found my robe at the very last minute. >> and the neighbors went, oh. >> there were three guys next to your house just shaking it. >> no more birthday suit for me in california. new york is a different story. >> can i ask you a question
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about your upbringing in northern california? there are stories out there you were raised in a tepee. i know it's an exaggeration. >> no i was not raised in a tepee but i had bathrooms and things as well at different times in my life. but, no, i lived -- i had a very serious kidney operation. i was very young. almost 5 years old. my mom decided, you know, it's the '70s northern california. we went and lived in a tepee in a place called paradise, california, with these gold miners who lived in a bus. it was me and my mom two twin beds, a propane stove fire pit in the middle. i lived there for several months. it was incredible as a kid the best way to recover actually. >> could write a biopic about you. >> props to her. she was ill yesterday. flew here and is on our program.
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>> she lived in a tent. she can handle anything. >> live in a tepee, jump out of planes, you name it. run out of the house naked. fantastic. carla thank you. up next, everyone loves a good sale. and i am in my opinion the queen of finding the sales. i'll give you the tips on how i pick out my clothes your kids get used to sweaty odors in their room. they think it smells fine, but you smell this... eliminate all the odors you've gone noseblind to
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hey. now for my tuesday trend. no matter what style, we can all agree on one thing. come on. we love a bargain. so this edition is all about what i believe fashion should be. sales. on sale. with memorial day weekend around the corner this is the time to get a good deal on some trendy items, designer items as well for spring and summer. here to help us save more dollars style director at good
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housekeeping magazine. >> thank you so much. >> here's the skinny. people ask all the time where i get things. i got a tweet saying why don't you tweet where you get your fashion. i get many of them on sale and they're gone. i don't want to send you on a wild goose hunt. this jacket i wore, this is an i italian designer jacket. i got it off much off. it's unusual in its texture. i knew it would go on sale when i saw it at its regular price. then when you put it on it's cute. always look for the most unusual designer thing on sale. this dolce skirt. i got this for around $200. dolce & gabbana. designer outlet. >> you have to go to california palm desert. they have amazing designer outlets. outlets have sales as well. people forget that. memorial day is coming. they're going to have a sale too. >> major department stores start marking around 40% off right
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about now. by july you're in the 65% off category. you've got models for me. show me what you found on sale. >> gladiator trend is huge right now. >> which i will not buy a gladiator shoe on full price because i know it's a trend and it's everywhere. >> these are from a new york-based designer. they're originally $169. we got them for $101.40. they're super comfy. we paired it with this dress because you can wear them with something feminine. dress is from macy's. we got it on sale for under 50 bucks. >> cute as well. >> and the thing about gladduaters. if you're a short cleg, steer clear of me ones that go really high. the ones we chose are the most universally flattering. >> and we have an option for kohl's. let me bring in the next model. i want to show what else we have. >> boho has been huge. you've seen celebrities. >> i'm obsessed with these
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pants. tell me about them. >> they're from old navy on sale for $22. >> you can live with these. >> we wanted to elevate it. she's going to work. the top originally almost $150. we got it for $89. >> perfect. one more look. here's another tip i do. i have a calendar. on my calendar i put when the sales start. winter sales, february that's when you buy winter stuff. next model, we're out of time. okay. i'm going to have to get a longer segment. thank you laurie. this is "today" on nbc. maxi dress on sale for how much?
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kathie lee's got a special guest. elvis duran.
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good morning to you. just a couple minutes before 10:00. i'm kris sanchez. today crews start the task to remove two whale carcasses from the pacifica coastline. the rotting remains and the foul smells that come with it come
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from two separate incidents within weeks of each other in april. the first involved a dead sperm whale. the second, a small humpback. crews will bury the remains in a job that is expected to take a couple of days. now get serious for the golden state warriors. the nba western conference finals begin tonight. the warriors square off against the houston rockets in a best of seven series. it's a showdown between two of the top players. most valuable player steph curry and mvp runner up james harden of the rockets. game one tips off tonight at 6:00 at oracle. let's look at your forecast with christina loren. clouds clinging to the coastline right now. temperatures for today will be much cooler than average, but we will see more sunshine out there. 12:00 to 2:00 is when we're expecting full sun over the greater bay area. temperatures for today will be cool by about 10 degrees compared to average. 65 on the peninsula, 62 for the east bay today. 71 in the north bay and
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68 degrees meanwhile for us here in the silicon valley. a few showers expected as we head throughout thursday into friday. and a comfortable memorial day weekend. details on that today at 11:00. right now mike and your drive. the south bay an earlier crash at wolf road. north 280 jammed up. cleared up in the last 20 minutes. quick recovery. lighter volume. cupertino and by sjc. we saw slowing on the dumbarton bridge. that's ending now as folks head to the peninsula. bay bridge slowing off the east shore freeway and the toll plaza. let's show you the toll plaza. fasttrack moving very well in towards san francisco. out of oakland of course. back to you. we have more local news coming up for you in just a half hour.
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from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. ♪ >> are you into it? >> rose tuesday. may 19th. hoda is not having a good hair day. this is z 100's national radio host elvis duran sitting next to me. >> i love being next to you. even if i had a rosea tuesday before you? >> no. >> for summers we will do rosea tuesdays. >> i was drinking her rosea this past sunday. >> we're not allowed to talk about it. >> okay.
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>> hoda is on her way to accept, this is a huge honor a gracie award for outstanding host in news nonfiction. she's going to be in l.a. receiving that award tonight. one of the reasons for the award is her truly brave music video featuring cyndi lauper and sarah bareilles. it was amazing. it was beautiful. >> great song. >> and so hoda, have a good time, she will be back here tomorrow morning to tell us about it. you came rushing over from your show. >> yeah. >> you have a big week. you had carly rae jepsen on. >> the winner of "american idol" on today, nick. >> is he overwhelmed a little? >> no. >> real easy going? >> he is cool as cool can be. on "the voice" tonight is the night. >> we will look at that in a little bit. you know who's here? >> who. >> i get nervous around her because she's one of the greatest actresses of our time, susan sarandon is here revealing a side of hollywood, icon marilyn monroe that's never been seen before.
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she plays gladys, marilyn's mother and who everybody thought marilyn was an orphan because that's the -- that was the story that the studio told, but in reality, her mother was a schizophrenic paranoid schizophrenic and mental illness and susan of course, does a sensational job in this. >> and her daughter is in it too. >> her daughter plays her at a younger age. this young woman, kim kim garner i think her name plays marilyn, is excellent. she's got -- you don't want to just be -- you want to have the essence of a character. you don't want to be a -- what's the word? impersonator. you want the essence. she does a beautiful job. >> the thing about the story, it with az great book and they brought it to life for the mini series is, we all think we know everything about marilyn monroe and we don't and the relationship between marilyn and her mother is really what the story is all about and as difficult as a relationship it was -- >> there was a lot of love there. >> what about you? do you love your mother? >> loved my mother. she passed away.
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>> what about your father too? >> he passed away. you're bumming me out. they're all dead. >> would they be proud of you? >> yes. the fact that i'm on tv consist kathie lee gifford getting messed up yeah. >> we're not getting messed up. as my dad would say, a little sip of something. >> the more of your rosea i drink the prettier you look. >> all the girls get prettier by closing time. >> the music today one of the reasons i love coming to "today" ajr is here today. >> three brothers. >> yep. >> well educated kids. >> and they have a couple hits already they're going to sing for us. what's the newest song? >> we're going to hear it today. >> stay tuned for that. talk about "the voice," the finale is tonight i believe right. >> yeah. >> but last flight was part one of the finale. the final four are joshua team adam, megan who is team blake. >> right. >> and two from pharrell's team 16-year-old koryn and saur. >> have you been watching.
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>> yes, i have. i've been cheering for all of them. >> let's see who you choose as the winner tonight. >> you want to see a preview? >> let's see. >> okay. ♪ ♪ one thing that i found ♪ ♪ ♪ singing a working man's gig ♪ ♪ you want me to sing baby ♪ ♪ this is not i've been through all baby i got to say ♪ ♪ down on my knee ♪ ♪ ♪ maybebaby i can get down on my knee ♪ >> okay. . >> i think corin is going to pull it. >> that's what i think. >> they're talented people but, you know, talent is one part of it, isn't it? >> yeah.
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>> it's attitude, it is energy, it's showmanship. >> it's who you know. >> as in the case of elvis' artist of the month. >> it's true. >> corin knows pharrell so she has a good in. >> were they friends before this? >> they became very tight during this. >> during this process. >> i think so, too. that result is tonight and we'll talk about it tomorrow morning. >> i love the energy of the voice. i think it's a fantastic show. >> like a perfect combination between ebntertainment and game show. >> as lot of people were starting to get tired of "american idol" but it's one more season back. >> what will they do if they get huge ratings again because it's last season j. lo does it in the nude, then it will come backs the next -- she's practically now. >> she looks hot though. >> she's -- >> did you see the billboard awards? >> i didn't see the awards but i saw the pictures. if i could look like that i would wear tight. >> does she look like that around the clock? >> i've never woken up with her.
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>> maybe you should try. >> also last night two bachelorettes vying to be the bachelorette and, of course, nobody follows it more closely than our producer amanda who has it all wrapped up in a nutshell. we're going to start the clock and in one minute -- >> let me ask you a question do you talk about bachelorette because hoda and kathie lee refuse to watch it. >> i love it and i'm passionate about the show and want them to love it too. >> here's the thing amanda is the perfect, perfect person for this job. this is like the dream job. >> i do. >> you have to watch all this stuff so she can report. >> i get paid to do this. >> i'm in bed by 8:00. >> you can watch it. >> more fun to hear amanda. >> a bunch of d bags if i may say, they have to witle it down from two to one we'll find out tonight. >> yes. >> here we go. start the clock. you've got one minute. >> okay. so we have brit and caitlin. the fans know them from the last series remember them. so brit is super sweet,
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beautiful, little emotional. caitlin is more a girl next door fun, takes a while to open up to people. 259 bachelors have to decide between them. the get out of the limo and put them equal distance to the girls. the men had to decide on the spot who to walk to first to say hello to. like a self-esteem nightmare. >> totally based on looks. >> see them coming in, who do you go to first caitlin, to brit, i'm not sure. >> so cruel. >> so cruel. >> living in fast motion. >> we did that. >> and then the cocktail pa party and this guy named ryan m. gets so drunk at the cocktail party he takes all his clothes off and gets in the pool. security had to remove him. >> right. >> and chris harrison had to say, i'm sorry, but your a know longer op the show. they kicked him off. >> wow. >> a bro fight as well. >> yeah. >> it was rough. and just final -- >> oh my goshp. >> what was that? >> that was -- >> brit and caitlin said. >> let's give her a grace period. go ahead. >> see what brit and caitlin
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said when the men had to vote for them. it's going to be tough, neck and neck on who's going to win. >> the happiest woman on the planet or have one of the hardest of my life. i let my heart go, i've been imagining it and kind of let myself think that's going to be my future. i just want to know the answer am i moving forward to find love or going home you know, in tears. i don't know. >> when i think about not seeing this group of guys again it bums me out. i feel like these are my guys. this is it for me. my husband is in that room and if i go home, it's going to be the worst thing in the world. >> husband is in the room. >> she met three hours ago. out of the 25 men. >> that's the stuff that just drives me crazy. i will screaming at the television the entire time. >> well tonight they find out who is going to picked. who do you think is going to be picked, brit or caitlin. >> one thing about my husband is in my room -- >> they get so serious.
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>> she said my husband is in that room. >> go with that one. >> they've known these guys for ten minutes. >> pawing at his chest i don't blame her for that but -- >> tonight we find out. we'll see. >> let's show a little bit more. >> yes. >> i want to paw your chest. >> he's lost almost 100 pounds so he is almost ready for the joy fit club. >> looking good. >> you're adorable. we love you. >> thank you. >> time to check in with matt. we are proud of him. he's on this long, long bike trip. there he is. hey, matt how are you? >> we have to yell. he can't hear us. >> good, kathie lee. elvis, nice to see you both or talk to you both. >> how you feeling today? you had a rough day yesterday, right? looks like the rain has cleared up? >> yeah. yesterday was terrible to be perfect blunt about it. there were a ton of hills in rhode island and connecticut. we're in the -- on the north fork of long island which as you know, kathie lee, is wine country here in new york. we call it gifford county.
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and it's beautiful now, but it was miserable. we started the ride around 6:30 this morning. by about 7:00 it was pouring. it was raining sideways. so hopefully keep the fingers crossed it's going to stay like this. a little chilly but it's okay. >> stop at your own house and have a shower and a brunch with the family. >> you know what i did, i'm so happy you said that yesterday i ended up in new london connecticut, took the ferry across to orion point and after that i took a shower in a little hotel and went and surprised my son jack at his baseball game yesterday afternoon, so i was able to watch that and then stop by and see annette and romi for a little bite of dinner and came back. >> that has to inspire you. >> speaking of dinner -- >> it was good. >> are you eating the road kill along the way? how are you sustaining protein? >> yeah. actually that's -- i'm glad you
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bring that up elvis. pull over to kelly english riding with me. we have a little game, when we see the thing dead on the road, we try to see who can be the first to identify what kind of an animal it actually was. >> we love road games. >> you have to fight the boredom somehow. >> but matt -- >> and we can tell you so far we realized it was a bad night for possums. >> that's good eating. >> we are -- i know you're not getting your tweets and all your messages and everything, but we all love you so much, matt, and we are incredibly proud of what you're doing for kids in poverty. for the red nose campaign. >> thank you very much. i hope people go on-line and learn how to donate to red nose day. you're right, it's all about kids, not only in this country but around the world living in poverty and finding a way to lift them out of that which we hope we can do. >> that's called motivation. thank you. stay safe. we love you. >> wow. >> yeah. >> all right, guys. take care.
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>> for a second you text today at the number. can we see it again. >> it's on our website. everybody can -- >> what did you do? >> don't show your phone. >> text today. >> do we have time to talk about the last subject? >> kardashians last night. >> i'm going to recuse myself because i've been a friend of the family for over 35 years, so -- but last night bruce jenner continued to tell his family all about this transition he's making and sat down with kris for the first time with cameras going. >> it was a heavy night. >> let's take a look. >> i've been to every one of the kids one at a time, bringing them out to malibu sitting them down, saying this is the truth. you are the toughest one to talk to out of anybody. okay. . >> well, maybe it's because i'm the one you lied to the longest. i just miss bruce. that's going to take a minute for me to mourn that relationship. i just want you to know you were
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a great dad and i just want you to be happy. >> this makes me happy. i love you. >> i love you too. >> youuyou know he had been saying he's been living his life for so many people for so many years and he thinks it's not too late for him to live his life for himself she's a friend of yours. >> they all are. >> i've been going through it with them privately. it's not new in that sense but it's -- i hate to see people in pain whether my friend or not. bruce is in pain. all the family is in pain. and everybody's going to work it out in their own ways. it's going to take some longer than others. but ultimately when there is love at the center of something there is also redemption. you know. >> and with the pains comes growth. >> yes. >> and learning. >> yes. >> experience. it's part of the screenplays we're living in our lives every day. >> yeah. we wish them all the best. they're so -- anyway, i was telling you about the movie for lifetime i think it's a
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>> it's a more serious role in the lifetime miniseries, the secret life of marilyn monroe. she plays a exitsen frommic that happened to be her mentally ill mother. take a look. >> look, i just don't want to mess everything up. please mother. what do you think i should do? >> i think that you should stop coming to see me because you never ask me how i'm doing and you never do anything for me. all do you is talk about yourself. i don't know how i had such a selfish child. >> wow. >> we all have selfish children. susan, it's good to see you. >> thank you. >> we don't often see new a television -- >> i don't mean to laugh. it is so much fun to play somebody who doesn't care. lack of sincerity. she's always hearing things and doing -- it was just so much fun. >> this is a very revealing look. because we do think we know who marilyn was at this point. she is so iconic. this book is about the secret
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life. she told everybody that her mother -- she never met her father and her mother was dead. the truth is she was hiding the mental illness that her mother and grand mother and she was starting to experience herself, right? >> right p those were the days when the studios really took care of you and covered up all your scandals and, you know and then in exchange, you know this protection. they oenldwned you. she fed into that. this is -- >> that is the scene at the beach when she is starting to be recognized. >> and for the first time you know what? i know she was, you know, mentally ill, deeply sadly mentally ill. but in its essence is a love story, isn't it between a mornlg and daughter doing the best they can under really horrendous circumstances. >> yeah. i think marilyn -- well the point of doing another story about marilyn is the secret that came out. and so the inference that's she was so afraid. she was starting to hear voices and she starts to overly medicate.
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and it's really when i read the book and started to research it was a miracle she lived as long as she d i mean she was doing enormous amounts of really heavy drugs and drinking champagne all the time. i don't know how she functioned at all. and it went back to you know her mom had been gone -- become a christian scientist. and she's wearing a nurse's uniform because that made her feel calm and allowed her to constantly sneak out of the institutions and disappear. it was a very active incarceration. >> she came and went through the years. just in marilyn's life. just when things would start to look up for her, mother would show up and all the drama would start all over again. >> yeah. i think a lot of people wanted a piece of marilyn. the other womanst she could have been adopted in the house, the foster care she went into. and the other woman that emily plays didn't want that to happen. so he r. they married her off. she was going to age out. we have that problem now in this country. people aging out.
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>> emily watson is terrific. serve it's good to see everything from a different perspective and learn so much. thank you for bringing penny. wouldn't be a trip without penny. >> yeah. >> "the secret life of marilyn monroe" premiers on may 30th and 31st on lifetime. >> what can you learn from the young mother who bears her soul and her body? >> what are you talking about? >> that and more after these messages. ♪ and sometimes i struggle to sleep at night, and stay awake during the day. this is called non-24, a circadian rhythm disorder that affects up to 70 percent of people who are totally blind. talk to your doctor about your symptoms and learn more by calling 844-824-2424. or visit don't let non-24 get in the way of your pursuit of happiness.
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good morning. it's 10:26. i'm kris sanchez. a high-end call girl was going to prison in connection with the death of a google executive. this morning alix tichelman pleaded guilty to two felony charges of involuntary
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manslaughter and administering drugs. pros kiters say she injected forrest hayes with a lethal dose of heroin on his yacht in santa cruz. surveillance video shows her stepping over his body several times before leaving without calling 911. the raiders and charges are enlisting car men policy to get their stadium, the shared one, built in los angeles. he is expected to help present their plan to nfl owners today. the owners begin three days of meetings right here in san francisco. we have a look at your forecast coming up for you just after the break.
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welcome back now. i'm christina loren. we still have quite a bit of cloud cover there, especially at the immediate coast. that will be clearing between the hours of 12:00 and 2:00. not much longer. we'll get sunshine for today. highs work like this. expecting the mid 60s on the peninsula. low 60s in san francisco and east bay. you hit about 71 degrees out in the tri-valley. weather headlines tell the story. more afternoon sunshine by about half what we experienced yesterday. showers thursday and friday. more details on that today at 11:00. here is mike and your drive. backup at the bay bridge folks. this is tuesday. we expect a heavier volume. look at the map. it is not that bad considering it is a tuesday. slowdown the east shore freeway. that's about it. warriors play tonight at 6:00. giants at 7:15. a lot of traffic for both sides
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of the bay. last bit of slowing up through cupertino. join us at 11:00 for the day's news in our next newscast. see you then. it's brain teaser tuesday and hoda is not here today but guess who is? radio host elvis duran from z100 and before the break we gave you this riddle. >> didn't figure it out did you? >> someone else did. >> what always runs but never talk ss never walks, often murmurs but never talks, has a bed but never sleeps. sal told me it's a river and he's right. okay. so from rivers to showers. and graduations and weddings. >> what do you wear? i'm dressed like a slob but what do you wear when it comes time for the semi formal festive occasions? >> when you want to look good. here for the hottest styles is shawn ma miller the author of
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"penny chick, how to be stylish op a real girl's budget." this is a big problem, a lot going on right now. four weddings, six graduations. >> what to wear and how to be on trend. >> >> and how to afford it. we wanted to work on finding looks that are affordable that are, you know, realistic for real woman that won't to look great and also want to be on trend. >> the first occasion we're talking about is a bridal shower. >> bridal shower. >> bring out samantha. >> samantha, come on out. . >> here we go. >> that is so pretty. the jump suit is huge. >> it's nude. nude is all about kind of that neutral that you can use a pop of color to make that statement. this light yellow clutch i love is aperfect to accessorize the jump suit. creates a beautiful silhouette. >> everyone can wear it. >> it's the right size and has the silhouette cinch and a wide
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leg. so cute. >> the next thing is the day wedding. >> yes. >> leah and josh are heading out to all ser afternoon wedding. >> beautiful couple over here. so we really wanted to do something fun with colors. summer wedding. you can take more risk with colors. josh is doing the navy suit trend which so many celebrities have been doing on the red carpet. >> no socks. >> so knocks. that's actually a statement of itself. the tie dusty rose with the blue, so beautiful. the suit from czar ra and leah with the one shoulder cocktail dress in the color that's perfect for a daytime wedding the punch color, accessorize. >> all affordable. >> both of these the whole outfit is under $200. the dress $139, the suit $150. >> thank you. finally a black tie wedding. >> yes. >> see what samantha and joel are going to wear. >> black tie is different now. right? you can have a little more fun. no this is our cocktail. our cocktail reception
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graduation. >> it's versatile. so kathie lee you're 100% right. >> cocktail reception or graduation and this is jamie. forgive me. >> you are dead on. isn't that blue great. knivy but i love how it's layered with beige underneath. makes it more of a statement. this dress was $150. i love the silhouette how it shapes her body really celebrate celebrates her curves. the nude pumps elongating, very slenderizing color and accessorize with fun jewelry. >> i would wear this. >> wouldn't you wear this to your graduation. >> pretty fabulous. >> sophisticated and the color difference that the contrast makes it more of a statement. >> all right. thank you, jamie. and now the black tie wedding. >> now the black tie finale. >> samantha and joel. >> rushing off to their black tie wedding. so samantha is doing the two-piece separate. >> such a huge trend right now. >> and everybody is doing it. you don't have to be afraid anymore. we offsetted the dress with the color black. you don't need to go all the way with color on top of trying a
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quickly i didn't hear anything. but when i put my clothes back on and came out i had a standing ovation. >> we're showing it right now. >> a one piece. >> she's never seen it. you're not watching it now. >> in my head it was great and i know as women what we do when we see ourselves and i want to keep it amazing in my head. >> that's the other thing as well, you talk about very sort of profoundly and very movingly about your own daughter. >> yeah. >> and the things you were saying about your own body im maj were having an impact on her. tell us about that. >> i had two boys first and then when i had my daughter she looked just like me. spitting image. every day i was like you're gorgeous, you're beautiful. everyone would tell her she's beautiful. then say she looks like you. oh thanks. i would go home and tear myself apart in front of the mirror every morning and night until it finally clicked that i'm telling this girl who looks just like me how beautiful she is but tearing myself down in the next breath. and that didn't connect for me for a while until she started mimicking things i was doing. >> such as? >> like touching her stomach in
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the mirror or holding her stomach in when -- and she was only 5. i realized that i was putting on a terrifying one woman show of body hate for an audience of one. >> what's great -- >> it does impacts them. >> beyond. what's great about this book you have a fun way of getting your point across. it's a funny book, not a diet book but a book a lot can relate with. >> elvis has lost almost 100 pounds. >> that's amazing. >> when did you realize you loved yourself? >> about five seconds ago, kathie lee. but it's great how you've written this book and you put your thoughts into words and so many people so many people can relate. >> the hatest are out there no matter what you do. >> absolutely. >> how have you dealt with the people on the internet that just want to hate and don't listen to what your message is. >> i realized quickly paying attention to those people was a disservice for every woman i was helping. if i was giving them more attention, to the woman who needed me in another state or
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serious, sometimes fatal infections and cancers have happened in patients taking xeljanz. don't start xeljanz if you have any infection unless ok with your doctor. tears in the stomach or intestines, low blood cell counts and higher liver tests and cholesterol levels have happened. your doctor should perform blood tests before you start and while taking xeljanz and routinely check certain liver tests. tell your doctor if you have been to a region where fungal infections are common, and if you have had tb hepatitis b or c, or are prone to infections. tell your doctor about all the medicines you take. ♪ one pill, twice daily, xeljanz can reduce ra pain and help stop further joint damage even without methotrexate. ask your rheumatologist about xeljanz. you have such a wonderful aura. of all the things that happen on your counters... dad? namaste. disinfecting should be one of them. clorox disinfecting wipes.
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the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> they're an indi pop trio of brothers who wrote and recorded music in their new york city apartment and got their start serenading passers by in a park. what happened to ajr. >> they hit it big.
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they're certified gold single "i'm ready" was everywhere. you couldn't get away from it. they sang it here on "today." >> yeah. >> they're doing their newest song called "infinity" off of their album living room. >> ajr and the guy in the back is joe. should be ajrj but that's in the works. hey, guys, welcome back. >> thanks a lot. >> thank you for having us. >> how exciting to take your music which is organic to you, you're doing it in your living room, wherever you do it in your apartment here in new york city, take it to a park and the next thing it's what, big venues with big stars? >> yeah. >> how did that happen? >> we hope so. we're very excited that people care about what we're doing because like you said, we started off street performing and all the money we made on the streets we brought computer, microphone and brought it back to the living room. >> they did it themselves. >> pro tools, even i have pro tools. it used to be big but it's small now. >> you should see her pro tool. >> really? >> oh thanks.
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i've never had any complaints. >> you want to hear them make news. >> here they are performing "in "infinity "infinity" off their cd "living room". >> ajr. >> and j. ♪ ♪ ♪ was it all in my head in an empty bed ♪ ♪ and i told you that i need you baby can't you see i'm alone oh oh ♪ ♪ cross my heart and hope to die stick a needle in my eye ♪
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♪ my mama says to pick the best and you are it ♪ ♪ hey ♪ ♪ ♪ all our troubles gone like when we were young ♪ ♪ take me back to where we all began ♪ ♪ here we are again like we should have been ♪ ♪ oh, my lady can i have this dance ♪ ♪ my lady ♪ ♪ oh, ♪ ♪ hey ♪ ♪ all our troubles gone like when we were young take me back to where we all began ♪ ♪ was it hard to believe wear your heart on my sleeve ♪ ♪ and i'll hold you when you're lonely, when you're cold, because you're the only girl for me ♪
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♪ cross my heart and hope to die ♪ ♪ since you came into my life ♪ ♪ my mama says to pick the best and you are it ♪ ♪ all our troubles gone like when we were young ♪ ♪ take me back to where we all began ♪ ♪ here we are again like we should have been ♪ ♪ oh my lady can i have this dance ♪ ♪ my lady ♪ ♪ oh, hey ♪ ♪ all our troubles gone like when we were young ♪ ♪ take me back to where we all began ♪ ♪
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♪ hey ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ hey ♪ ♪ all our troubles gone like when we were young ♪ ♪ take me back to where we all began ♪ ♪ cross my heart and hope to die since you came into my life ♪ ♪ ♪ my mama said to pick the best and you are it ♪ >> yeah! >> ajr. >> what fun was that. >> ajr was great, but j was just awesome back there. >> listen to you. >> thank you, joe. ajr you guys are awesome. come back and see us any time. we'll be back with more in a moment but first this is "today" on nbc. i love that.
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i want to thank the amazing elvis duran being my co-host today. >> i had a lot of fun. >> hoda will be back tomorrow. for everything you bring to radio you bring it to tv. we want to show you something we talked about. elvis' weight earlier. look at these photos. this is elvis before and look at elvis now. >> look at that. on the left, i want to eat your entire body. >> what do you think when you see that picture? >> i can't believe that was me. i liked myself. i was good with being me, but you know i just felt unhealthy. i didn't feel good. now i feel great, i feel awesome. >> you will be around with us longer too. >> and only a little glass of your wine made me drunk. i'm a cheap drunk. >> tiny tummy now. tomorrow twilight star kellan lutz takes a bite out of something new. >> darren crisp. love him. big boots to fill. >> and we will show you how to lose the clutter. good. hoda will be back. you can -- so you can lose
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weight. >> we'll see you for wines day wednesday tomorrow and elvis z100 every morning from 6:00 to 10:00. >> love you. thank you. >> thank you, honey.
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right now at 11:00 flames are out but the real problem just beginning. the toxic chemical concerns in a south bay business area. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm kris sanchez. i'm sam brock. in for scott mcgrew today. the flames have been controlled. huge puddle of toxic water sitting in the middle of a busy industrial area of san jose. this is happening at an auto detailing shop on reynolds circle next to zafrngoff zafrngo road. the water was used to put out the fire is now contaminated with chemicals.


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